Rigging for Rescue Blog

Waterfall Ice Workshop – Ouray

Basic principles of rope rescue follow the LAST components of Locate, Access, Stabilize, and Transport. Waterfall Ice is no different on the big picture sequence of events; but the techniques, strategies, and terrain challenges certainly [...]

Special Forces Group – Ice Workshop in Vail

This past week we had the distinct honor of being tapped to train some of our country's finest in ice climbing and rescue in the waterfall ice environment.  The 19th and 10th SFG units have [...]

Mount Desert Island SAR in Acadia NPS

Conducting a technical rope rescue seminar in Acadia in the autumn is as scenic as it gets. Beautiful fall colors, pristine granite, and thankfully bluebird days with dry conditions. Every two years, several of the [...]

Grand Canyon NPS

This fall we returned to the Grand Canyon to train with the NPS ranger cadre. The top of the Grand Canyon rim offers pretty straightforward anchoring options with a lot of stout vegetation and rock [...]

Black Canyon NPS Multi-Agency Pre-Plan Training

This past weekend 42 SAR personnel from six different organizations converged on the North Rim of the Black Canyon for a much-anticipated rope rescue event.  The principal organizers included RfR and the NPS ranger cadre. [...]

Jackson Hole Via Ferrata

  The Jackson Hole Ski Resort recently installed a via ferrata (VF) course on the upper mountain near the Rendezvous gondola. In preparation for their grand opening to the public, they contracted Rigging for Rescue [...]

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