This 2-day “hands-on” workshop is structured for mountain rescue personnel committed to developing and reinforcing their technical rope rescue skills in a variety of challenging terrain settings. Our primary emphasis in this team-oriented overview will be exploring select rigging options and techniques that are safe, timely, efficient, and most importantly gentle on the patient and rescuers. In addition, a critical thinking “hands-on” approach in introducing the “whys” behind safe, timely and efficient rope rescue rigging and systems analysis based on the rules of physics will be the hallmark of this workshop.
Much of our time will be spent in realistic, practical, and challenging terrain settings in and around the Silverton area. We will set aside appropriate time for refreshing and reviewing foundation skills as group dynamics dictate. Additional information on the workshop (i.e. personal equipment requirements, logistics, etc.) will be sent to you two weeks prior to the class. Workshop size is limited to 16 students. Sign up early as this workshop will fill up quickly!
NOTE: About 50% of the workshop will be spent in the field. All of the rope rescue equipment needed for the workshop will be provided. If this should change we will email you prior to your arrival indicating what personal equipment you will need to bring.