Designing Your Processes

The Less Than 10 Percent Solution Just Got Easier: Highlines

Time for transparency here.  Highlines versus Offsets.  Which is one of these accomplishes the goal of moving the person or load from one side to the other in the most effective and efficient manner? Well, at this point I wasn’t thinking about either one… I really didn’t care. I hadn’t ever set up a true …

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For Two Tension Dual Capacity Rope Systems Savvy Technicians: The Efficiency Schematic

So lately, I have been going through a type of transformation of sorts.  I will be honest… not all of the process has been fun and pushing through bias demons can be difficult, but with friends like Craig McClure, Jason Ilowite and Rich Delaney… the sojourn has been rewarding.  Bear in mind that a sojourn …

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Seeing The Obvious Before It’s Obvious: Developing A Critical Mind In Rigging For Rope Rescue In 7 Easy Steps

Everyone has seen crazy heroics in movies right?  Yet, most (strangely enough) don’t ask ” how is that actually done”?  We know that often, movies use CG to do a lot of the work right?  Well, not all of it. Much of the work done with movies like 127 Hours, or Vertical Limit, K2, Eiger …

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Friction and Resultants: How Come We Don’t Fall Down When We Walk?

Hey all, I want to preface that before we dive into this stuff on resultants, friction and direction of vector forces… this is tough stuff.  The reason I am bringing this out in the open,  is because it is critically important to understand.  Not just slightly important, but critically important!  Why?  The very ground you …

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Lives Undone: Caving Rescue & Confined Spaces, PART 1 CASE FILE N.013 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

This is the week of what I consider family and purpose.  While yes… I will fully admit, this entire mock rescue was staged!  News right?  Well, as with all the other Rescue Response Team video series, they are all based on actual rescues.  Systems were altered a bit to reflect more up to date techniques.  …

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Cliff Rescue High Directional and Tracking Line, PART 1 CASE FILE N.014 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

Heros are born and then are refined.  The refining process is serving others in need.  The degree by which we serve sets the bar of our own promotion.  Teams are made and perfected through the  individuals.  What makes this so fascinating is that never is there a moment when individuals take priority over the team.  In …

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