This three-day course integrates applicable rope rescue techniques and theory from sources worldwide. Students will progress from basic over-the-bank rescues to progressively more vertical and exposed environments.
The class includes Stokes litter rigging, mechanical advantage systems, real and artificial anchoring, dynamic and static belaying, cliff pickets, A-frames and tripods and vehicle anchors. It finishes with vertical rescue techniques applicable to both cliff and structures including ascending and descending ropes, rappelling, lowering and raising systems, telphers and tyroleans.
- chest harness and/or 2, 15-foot pieces of 1-inch tubular nylon webbing
- climbing or fire helmet
- climbing or sit harness
- coveralls or long pants
- 18 years of age or older
- adequate medical insurance coverage
- excellent physical condition