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Lowering and Hauling with the CMC Harken Clutch

This is an Official CMC Application Series video ~ Enjoy!!!! CLUTCH 11MM LOWERING & HAULING This CLUTCH application video covers lowering and hauling with the 11mm CLUTCH. We begin by demonstrating single line methods and progress to Twin Tension Rope Systems (TTRS) in mirrored and nested double CLUTCH configurations. Combining the…

The New SMC TerrAdaptor Space Station

The TerrAdaptor™ is a great portable anchor system available for use in rescue, industrial, and wilderness environments. This system is the result of the combined years of experience in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of equipment by Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC).  The TerrAdaptor system has been tested extensively in both…

ASCENDING & DESCENDING With The CMC Harken CLUTCH 11MM

This is an Official CMC Application Series video ~ Enjoy!!!!  This video explains how to ascend and descend with the CMC Harken 11mm CLUTCH. We begin by demonstrating a simple step-up ascent method then progress to a Rapid Ascent and Descent (RAD) technique. While there are many ways to move on…

CMC HARKEN CLUTCH 11MM LOADING AND TESTING

In this video, John McKently, former CMC School Director, takes us through an important installment in the CLUTCH Application Video Series: inspecting, loading, and testing the 11mm CLUTCH. These steps should be fully understood and followed to ensure safe operation of your device.   **Full Transcript Below** The CMC CLUTCH™ BY Harken…

Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue

From Gear In Use: Technical Rescue ~ 5.1 Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue In certain cases of extreme urgency requiring a very rapid response, the rescuer can access the victim by descending on one rope. Once the emergency has been addressed, upward evacuation can be done…
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