This past week we were treated to an outstanding RfR seminar experience in the High Sierra of California – a super dedicated group of volunteer SAR members who were keenly interested in expanding their skills, flawless weather, and incredible mountain scenery as a backdrop to the granite crags. The Inyo County SAR team has a sizeable annual call volume in the Eastern Sierra above Bishop. After attending one of our Small Teams workshops in Ouray a couple of years ago they made the move to 9.5mm rope in combination with lightweight ATC-style devices backed up by VT Prusiks. For SAR teams performing remote mountain rescue, the skinnier host rope and lighter hardware systems are a match fit for their Mission Profile.
- January 17, 2021