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Superstructure Update June 11

The Skol Studios crew has been working hard to get the training tower up and ready. They are particularly skilled in moving their big machine around some relatively tight quarters. Those beams are big, heavy, [...]

Training Center Superstructure

At long last we are installing the RfR "Superstructure" this week. Local architectural metalworker Jeff Skoloda and his team at Skol Studios in Ouray were hired to fabricate and install a new training structure for [...]

Waterfall Ice Workshop – West Coast PJs

The 131st RQS Pararescue Team visited us in Ouray this past week for a waterfall ice rescue workshop. Ice climbing conditions in Ouray this winter have been as good as we have seen for many [...]

Khumbu Climbing Center Annual Training

For the past two weeks, Rigging for Rescue’s Xander Bianchi has been instructing climbing and rescue techniques at the Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) in Phortse, Nepal in the Khumbu region near Mt. Everest. Each year, [...]

Ouray Ice Park is Open!

The winter weather gods have seen fit to deliver optimal ice-making conditions for the Ouray Ice Park ice farming efforts. Cold temps allowed the Ice Farmers to make ice 24/7 for the past week. Couple [...]

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 [...]

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