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 high angle teams in the state of Maine come together on Mount Desert Island for a Rigging for Rescue seminar. It is a unique collaboration that involves exchanges of ideas & techniques amongst the key players in Maine who are conducting technical rope rescue. Our role is that of facilitator and bringing in some of the latest information to share.
This year some of the highlights included vertical litter orientation options including a multi-pitch transition, the pros/cons of different rescue devices, artificial high directionals, and the San Juan Pickoff. This May, Rigging for Rescue will be traveling again out to Maine to participate in the Maine Association of Search and Rescue conference. We will be proctoring a couple of different field exercises for the conference attendees. We are looking forward to the visit, as always.