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Selecting an Anchor

An Excerpt From One of RLA's Anchor Building Courses Selecting an Anchor Anchor Selection Anchor selection is a vast topic and could go on for hours, days, and even weeks.  Excellent judgment, experience, practice, and insight all play a part in quality built anchors.  I used the word successful because,…

Update On Petzl Professional Product Releases 2021

A super quick update on Petzl Professional 2021 gear. Most of the new products for 2021 are in stock and shipping. The RAY 11 mm static rope, designed for work at height and technical rescue, will be available for purchase starting June 16th and comes in four colors and four…

How to calculate mechanical advantage!

  A mechanical advantage haul system reduces the effort required to raise a load. The mechanical advantage obtained is based on the pulley effect.   1. The pulley effect If we consider a load suspended on a rope, the rope passing through a pulley above the user, with the user’s…

Tower Rescue: Tower Control Versus Ground Control

Tower Control Systems Tower Control relies on 1 or 2 rescuers climbing the structure with everything they need to facilitate the rescue up top. Team Selection: Tower rescue is not for everyone. It is both physically and mentally demanding. Being on top of a 200 foot tall rooftop is a completely…
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