Rigging for Rescue Blog

Early Season Ice Climbing

Fellow RfR instructor Tim Pasek and I got out for some November ice climbing in the San Juan's a few days ago. Southwest Colorado received a very cold blast of arctic air in the early [...]

ITRS 2019

We just returned from the annual International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) held in Albuquerque, NM. Rigging for Rescue has been attending and presenting at this event since its infancy in 1986 (NATRS at that time).  [...]

The Great State of Maine

We recently returned from our biennial visit to the spectacular coast of Maine on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park. The training event brings together the handful of SAR teams that perform high [...]

Summer wrap-up

The summer RfR season proved to be a whirlwind. We traveled near and far working with a variety of rescue teams from very different backgrounds and mission profiles. Continued areas of participant interest included: pros [...]

Black Canyon NPS – Stoned Oven SAR

On Saturday, October 5, a call came in from the North Rim ranger station that there was a SAR in the works.  A climber on the 5.11 route Stoned Oven on North Chasm View Wall [...]

Self Rescue and Small Teams Response Workshop

  We recently wrapped up one of our semi-annual Rigging for Rescue Self Rescue and Small Teams Response workshops. For the backcountry trad climber and mountain rescue “hasty team” respondent, it represents just about the [...]

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