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Spring 2022

PERSONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Consider it a foundation for the Lightweight Rescue Workshop, a fundamental rope rescue clinic, or just great time on rope learning new things and new ways to do things you already do.  This class will build basic skills to make anyone who wants to work hard a solid, safe, and smart member of a technical rescue or SAR team. Class size is limited to maintain a highly individualized lesson plan and lots of on-rope time for all participants. Personal rope skills and personal mobility are the key to safe, efficient, and expedient rope rescue.

This course covers the JPRs from NFPA 1006, Ch 5, Rope Rescue [2021 ed] and also meets the ASTM F2954 - 19 Standard Guide for Training for Intermediate Rope Rescuer Endorsement.

Course registration includes accommodation and meals

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MARCH 10-14, 2022

Skills covered may include:

  • Terrain Size up and classification

  • Anchor selection and construction

  • Gear placement

  • Descending fixed lines

  • Ascending fixed lines

  • Basics of No. 2 climbing

  • Haul systems in the back country

  • Patient Packaging

  • Movement through complex terrain

  • Small party leadership

 

Equipment Required

Manufactured Class II or III harness

Climbing or Rescue helmet

Gloves

 

Registration

Tuition Only - $1095

All inclusive - $1595

*All inclusive: shared accommodation in an AirBNB/VRBO, Breakfast and Lunch provided, accommodating for any dietary needs, daily transport to training venue.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT RESCUE WORKSHOP

With new technology and materials constantly evolving, equipment is getting smaller and lighter, yet still remaining sufficiently strong. Two questions are now brought to the forefront: “How small can we go?” and “How small are we willing to go?” In this five day workshop, we explore the unconventional ways to do rescue. Using small diameter (SD) rope and cordage, we will look at the pros and cons of trading more versatile equipment for lighter alternatives. Through discussion, practice, and testing, students will be exposed to techniques and equipment that follow a minimalist approach. With a population that embraces an active lifestyle, rescues deep in the backcountry are becoming more prevalent. Access and resources may be limited, increasing the emphasis to pack light and conserve energy. Students will be challenged to improvise with less equipment and less manpower, reducing the ability to rely on endless resources that may be available roadside.

Course registration includes accommodation and meals

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May 16-20, 2022

Skills covered may include:

  • AHDs [SMC Vector, Monopods, Wrap and Frap AHDs]

  • Anchors [Removable anchors, Multi point anchors]

  • Lowering and Raising, Ascent and Descent with small diameter (SD) cordage

  • SD-compatible devices [Scarabs, ATCs, plaquette devices]

  • Travel restraint

  • Lightweight patient packaging

  • Principles and Forces

  • Changeovers/knot passing

  • Highlines

  • Rescue maneuvers [Panorama/San Juan Pickoffs]

  • Diminishing loop Counterbalances

  • Low edge transitions [Pike and pivots/Parbuckles]

 

NEW: For the 2022 season, we are please to offer an introduction to the CTOMS™ TRACE System:

 

Equipment Required

Manufactured Class II or III harness

Climbing or Rescue helmet

Gloves

 

Registration

Tuition Only - $1395

All inclusive - $1895

*All inclusive: shared accommodation in an AirBNB/VRBO, Breakfast and Lunch provided, accommodating for any dietary needs, daily transport to training venue.