Highline Rigging

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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A Quick Overview and Essential Checklists of Highline Systems

I want to thank Steve Crandall for his work Rigging Rescue Concepts, from which some of this article is derived from. Grab his book here… Considered by many as advanced operations because highlines deviate in many ways from standard rope rescue rigging practices, building and using highlines requires a clear understanding of sound rigging principles …

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New Technician Courses Just Released for Rigging Lab Academy

Hey all We just completed another 4 high level training courses within the Technician Level Cornerstone course curriculum. Force Multipliers Elevated Anchor Systems Horizontal Systems Midwall Pickoffs Midwall Pickoffs Midwall rescues can run the full gamut of rescue complexities. It can include almost everything from one or two people coming to the rescue of a …

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Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Rescue Response Team CASE FILE N.013-A Plan takes Action

Two boys exploring a cave and one falls in. Our heros respond and deploy rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up out of the cave and transport him to an ambulance.  Now whether this is or isn’t what a …

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Horizontal Systems and the Gear Used Part 1

Hey All! I wanted to drop in some thoughts about the equipment used when rigging highlines and other horizontal systems for the purposes of work and rescue. Your anchors are the key… the greater the angle between two anchor points, the greater the stress will be on those anchors. It must be the goal of …

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