Elevated Anchor Systems

Integrating Theory and Practice in Rope Rescue Operations

When it comes to rescue operations, understanding the mechanics, force dynamics, and rigging strategies is not just beneficial, but potentially life-saving. A critical component in these operations are the Elevated Anchors, categorized as “edge mitigation tools”. These are essentially horizontal systems designed to raise and then lower, mitigating edge trauma especially in spot situations like …

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Setting up the Improvised A-Frame and High Directional

When setting up an A-Frame for load management in rope rescue or material handling operations, it’s crucial to position it accurately. The apex of the A-Frame should be directly above the load area to properly handle the direction of the load and the rope angles. Once positioned, the main anchor line is secured at the …

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Introduction to High Directional Setups and Systems – Part 2

This is part of 2 of 2 – Introduction to High Directional Setups and Systems In the domain of complex rigging, particularly when employing high directional systems, understanding and managing the resultant—where it falls and how it influences stability—is critical. The goal is to visualize the resultant to ensure it lands within the system’s footprint, …

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Introduction to High Directional Setups and Systems – Part 1

This is a 2 Part piece… I had a few Rescue Response Gear customer ask for a couple of AHD basic setup ideas – I thought these two would do nicely… So here they are. Before delving into the intricacies of high directional setups and systems, it’s imperative to grasp some foundational concepts, with “resultant” …

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Streamlining Rescue Operations: Dual AHD Systems for Efficient Trackline Offsets

Streamlining Rescue Operations: Dual AHD Systems for Efficient Trackline Offsets In the dynamic landscape of technical rescue, the implementation of dual Artificial High Directional (AHD) systems to construct a trackline offset stands as a testament to both innovation and strategic planning. Our operation utilized two distinct and separate AHDs—an SA Frame for the two-tension working …

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Optimizing Rescue Operations: The Gin Pole/Monopod AHD and Skate Block System

In the specialized field of technical rescue, the use of a trackline skate block system stands out for its efficiency and simplicity, particularly when navigating challenging terrains such as steep cliffs. Our innovative approach incorporates a monopod/gin pole as the Artificial High Directional (AHD), strategically positioned at the cliff’s apex to maximize height and distance …

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Mastering the Art of Mainline Rescue and Rigging: A Comprehensive Guide

Mainline rescue and rigging systems encompass a comprehensive set of principles and techniques crucial for safely and effectively performing various forms of rescue and rigging operations. These systems are essential in scenarios like technical rescue, wilderness rescue, and industrial rigging, where precision and safety are paramount. Below is a synoptic overview of the key aspects …

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Floating Along Is A Nice Way To Go – – The Guiding Line

A guidance system merges a descent mechanism with a tensioned rope to aid in safely lowering a stretcher, whilst ensuring it is kept at a safe distance from the surface. This technique becomes particularly useful in challenging environments, such as the rocky terrains commonly found at the base of cliffs, which make transportation to level …

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A climber falling 60′ while checking the route at the edge before roping up – In Critical Condition

This illustration features a climbing outing gone awry with a climber falling 60′ while checking the route at the edge before roping up. The Rescue Response Team responds employing a high angle raise with the Arizona Vortex side A-frame in tandem with a backboard immobilization lifting harness and litter to bring the fallen climber back …

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A FRAME | QUAD BUNDLE HIGHLINE | Horizontal Rigging

Let’s look at the floating A-frame of our quad system right now. The floating A-frame is being guyed forward and backwards with the prusiks directly connected to the track line system. Okay. So this is our guying system front and back. This is pretty clean right here the way the guys put this together… a …

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