Training : Rigging For Rescue Seminar

April 14, 2007
Rigging For Rescue Seminar
In conjunction with YOSAR - Yosemite Search and Rescue

Recently I attended a Rigging for Rescue Seminar in Yosemite, CA.

This was an intensive seven-day course in training how to safely perform technical rope rescues in high angle, swift water, confined space, cave and any other environment where you can't walk/carry out because of steep or other varied terrain. The seminar was mixed with classroom white-board teaching sessions in the mornings and evenings and then applied in the afternoons with real outdoor hands on scenarios. Yosemite provided quite the backdrop for the week. The weather didn't fully cooperate, and snowed on us several days, but actually provided real rescue conditions. I learned a great deal of information and feel much safer knowing what the limits are of the ropes, biners, and all components of the rescue system from the anchor to the patient. Overall, this is a class I would highly recommend to anyone in rescue that deals with ropes., Instructors: Mike Gibbs, Brandon Latham.