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 on some of the more challenging rope rescue problem-solving missions such as highlines and multi-pitch.  Both techniques require excellent logistics and communication to be performed well. The multi-pitch exercise employed a mixture of BC Pickoff, San Juan Pickoff, and Dual Tension Systems.

Kootenay Highline System with Norwegian Reeve

Norwegian Reeve above Cascade Creek

Multi-pitch pickoff/lower on Hoback Shield