Day four of the Waterfall Ice Rescue Workshop featured a multi-pitch lower in the Skylight climbing area. Kevin took some photos of the operation from the top of the second pitch. Enjoy! Troy Couture leading pitch 1 Mike Kingsbury topping out on pitch 2 Moving the load down the upper pitch After the station transition, [...]
Rigging for Rescue held an open enrollment Update and Beyond seminar in Yosemite Valley in October. It was great to see old friends and train in such an inspiring setting. Below are some photos from a packed week.
Earlier this month representatives from Rigging for Rescue once again attended the International Technical Rescue Symposium in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Every year ITRS brings together members of the rescue community to discuss the state of the art of technical rescue. This event is always a worthwhile experience - a great opportunity to share ideas and [...]
The Ouray Mountain Rescue Team recently completed a 3-day Rigging for Rescue workshop. Included in the field exercises were the 2-attendant moderate slope lower and raise and guiding line pictured below. It's always fun to train in the sunshine with close friends! 2-Attendant Technique Guiding Line
Pike 'n Pivot is a technique developed by Rigging for Rescue in the mid 1990's as a method for negotiating a 90 degree edge with no high directional. The technique greatly reduces the effort needed to execute a difficult edge transition using more traditional methods. The footage below shows a Pike 'n Pivot during an [...]
Rigging for Rescue instructor and Denali National Park mountaineering ranger Brandon Latham is currently in Washington DC as as rigging consultant for the ongoing repairs to the Washington Monument. Learn more about the project here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/destinations/story/2011-09-29/Expert-team-faces-a-monumental-task-in-Washington/50610458/1
New content in the updated Rigging for Rescue website includes: -2012 open enrollment calendar for both the Rigging for Rescue and Update and Beyond seminars. -Information and photos for the 2012 Mountain Rescue Week -Information about contract testing -And selected testing videos Included in the testing videos now available on the website is this favorite, [...]
This year's ice workshop will run from January 15-20 in Ouray, Colorado. More information about this offering is available on the Rigging for Rescue website here: http://dev.riggingforrescue.com/WI.html . Here are some photos from previous Ice Workshops: Rigging for Rescue also conducts ice workshops on a contract basis. Contact the RfR office for pricing and scheduling.
Members of Rocky Mountain Fire and West Metro Fire collaborated for a Rigging for Rescue seminar in Ouray last month. Part of the curriculum included a multipitch lower off of the Alimony Wall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Home to the biggest walls in Colorado, the Black Canyon is a true [...]