Last week was our Self Rescue and Small Team Response Workshop held at our home base of Ouray, Colorado. The participants were keen, the weather was flawless, and we had an outstanding week of training. Exercises included basic belay escapes and transfers of tension, rescuing the second as well as the leader using counter-balance techniques, [...]
A demonstration drop test of the British Columbia Council on Technical Rescue Belay Competence Drop Test Method 1 meter drop on 3 meters of 11 millimeter low stretch rope with a 200kg test mass. The belay device is a mechanical rope grab: the Gibbs ascender.
Another great training with Denali NP and the 212th Rescue Squadron. This year's training took place out of the Serenity Falls Hut in Chugach State Park.
Once again, a great crew of participants traveled to Ouray, Colorado to attend a Rigging for Rescue Update and Beyond Seminar. This seminar is open only to previous Rigging for Rescue seminar participants. The next Update and Beyond Seminar will be held in Yosemite, California in October. Check out our website for more information.
Mike has returned from his annual trip to Iceland, and has shared some great pictures including these "non-traditional" anchoring solutions. Cargo net anchor Piolet as a pre-tension front tie Rescuer as the back offset anchor in a compound 9:1 Dirt thread: this piece of webbing is fixed to a customized picket [...]