SPRAT at Rigging for Rescue

The recent SPRAT rope access training and evaluation session included six Level 1 candidates and one Level 2 upgrade.  All candidates passed their respective evaluations and are now certified and/or upgraded rope access technicians per SPRAT.  Rigging for Rescue is proud to report that our SPRAT candidate passing rate is over 90% since we began [...]

Happy Birthday, Rock!

It is now official.  Rock Gibbs is the youngest certified SPRAT technician having passed his Level 1 evaluation this morning on his 18th birthday, June 30, 2022.  Rigging for Rescue principal, Mike Gibbs, hatched the plan with Rock several months ago and a SPRAT training and evaluation was scheduled accordingly. You have to be 18 [...]

Deschutes County SAR

The month of May had Rigging for Rescue visiting numerous ports of call around the country including Bend, Oregon to work with Deschutes County SAR (DCSAR). Our first seminar on contract with DCSAR was 2005 and we have been back every 2-3 years since that time. DCSAR covers Smith Rock State Park, as well as [...]

Jackson Hole Resort

Last week we were living right with a welcome high-pressure system in the Tetons and dry rock under foot for the annual Jackson Hole Mountain Patrol (JHMP) training event. JHMP wears many hats for rescue operations on the Jackson Hole resort ski mountain during high summer visitation – bike park, hikers accessing the high country [...]

Ouray Mountain Rescue Team

Earlier this spring we had an opportunity to train with our local team – the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT). OMRT is responsible for a broad cross-section of technical rescue scenarios that include: OHV/ATV accidents on the 4x4 Ouray County roads MVAs off of the precipitous Highway 550 between Ouray and Silverton Hikers/Scramblers on the [...]

Denali Climbing Rangers

AHD for crevasse rescue Sizing up the Mitre Mite Gettin' some Lead climbing to patient location Litter evac. Peril Peak in the background What a treat to be back up in Alaska for a technical ropework seminar with the Denali NPS climbing ranger cadre! Rigging [...]

Ingram Falls

Ingram Falls Exiting through window above first station The backcountry ice in the San Juan's delivered in spades last week with an ascent of the classic Ingram Falls above Telluride. Ingram seems to form only once or twice a decade. It is a prize tic, when you can get it. Solid [...]

Waterfall Ice Rescue in Ouray

These past two weeks have been busy with Waterfall Ice Rescue Workshops.  The workshops are a blend of ice climbing movement skills, partner rescue, and small teams rescue. All in the waterfall ice and alpine domains. An added bonus included the Ouray Ice Park opening up some of the first new terrain in the Ice Park [...]

October on the North Atlantic

Every other year we have the pleasure of returning to Acadia National Park to train with personnel from across the Great State of Maine. The seminars are arranged as open enrollment events to teams across Maine who are responsible for rope rescue response in their respective jurisdictions. It ends up being a terrific team-building week [...]

SPRAT in Ouray

Working through a Re-Anchor scenario Deviation and Knot-Pass maneuvers Last week we hosted the first of two autumn SPRAT rope access training and evaluation sessions.  100% of the candidates passed their evals and are now certified SPRAT rope access technicians.  Our next offering is Nov 30-Dec 4, 2021. We are welcoming [...]

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