Rigging for Rescue Blog

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 [...]

Grand Teton NPS

Conditions in the Northern Rockies were cool and wintery this past week during our training with the Jenny Lake climbing ranger cadre at Grand Teton National Park.  After a review of system components/devices we focused [...]

Mt Rainier NPS

The month of April had us visiting a frequent port of call - Mt Rainier National Park.  The climbing ranger cadre at Rainier responds to similar missions as the Denali NPS rangers - crevasse falls, [...]

Denali NPS and 212th PJs in Alaska

We just returned from our annual pre-Denali climbing season seminar with the ranger cadre from Denali NPS. The training also included a contingent from the 212th USAF Pararescue (PJs) based in Anchorage. The PJs regularly [...]

58th RQS Ice Climbing & Rescue Workshop

San Juan Pickoff: a lowering based pickoff with a self-managed belay Approaching a station on a multi-pitch lower Vertical litter orientation is commonly utilized for patient safety on waterfall ice [...]

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