Horizontal Rigging

Learn How to Use the ASAP Mobile Fall Arresters

Installed on a safety rope, mobile fall arresters follow the user automatically as they move, whether on an inclined or vertical surface. In the event of a shock load or sudden acceleration, they lock onto the rope and stop the fall. For years, the ASAP and ASAP LOCK models have set the standard for those …

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8 Defined Rescue Rigging Systems That Will Astonish The Entire Team… By Using Well Define Processes

When we developed ideas into courses, we considered many things.  Yes, we went through the SWOT analysis as well. Know this will get you What, Where, When, and How! Strengths Opportunities Weaknesses Threats I will let you reference this, however we went through all  4 elements before we engineered, designed, went to production and released …

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The Petzl Reeve: Reeving Highlines

THE PETZL REEVE IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!! Let’s take a look at the Petzl REEVE carriage pulley and some of its common uses. The REEVE is made from two high-efficiency pulleys mounted onto a rigging plate. This design simplifies setting up rescue systems on a highline by reducing the amount of equipment needed as well as …

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Dynamic Directional Offset System Using an A-Frame and Natural High Directional

Over time, we’ve found this style of deflection offset to be really fun. They have their limits, as with any system, but strength (when properly rigged and run) comes easy and we appreciate the versatility it offers. Large gaps or spans are typically the MO for dynamic directionals. We used a standard A-Frame configuration on …

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What’s the #1  leadership and team building mistake rope rescue technician’s make?

The year was 2003… almost 5 years post my bellwether event in Sedona. These “leaders” had shown me not just an existence of something new, but of a direction of a trend of things to come. During these years, I had taken other courses and had become much more familiar with “the vertical terrain”. Mind …

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What would you say to a nervous rope rescue technician about getting started with leadership and team building?

I found myself in a very compromising predicament. I had been running my gear company for less than a year and had been in search and rescue or the better part of 2 years and felt comfortable with what I had understood rope rescue to be. Fast forward a bit… I am standing on Bell …

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“You grow by putting yourself in an uncomfortable position. And I think we’ve done a lot of that in the last three days.”

Hey friend! Are you a rope rescue professional that wants an easy to understand framework that explains how two tension systems and high directionals work? Are you working with the your team and wanting them to understand two tension systems and high directionals, but don’t know how to go about retraining your individual team members or even the entire …

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Staggering Your Rigging Anchors Increases Efficiency But At What Cost?

Staggering rigging anchors is a perfect way to spread the mechanical advantage system over a broad area, while at the same time, using the area very efficiently.  The goal is to get as much “throw” as possible and to limit resets.   There are numerous ways to do this and these are only two of the …

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Why are Rescue and Rigging Anchors More Important than Anything Else?

In our heads, we know that anchors are the most important part of any rigging or rescue system.  We know that because it has been drilled into our skulls, but I would venture to say that the reasons for this is inescapably unclear for many.   My goal here is to simply bring about a …

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Basic Highline System with Pulleys, Rope and Pulley Systems for High Angle Technical Rescue

Basic Highline System with Pulleys, Rope and Pulley Systems for High Angle Technical Rescue   Highline operations are one of the most dangerous and most difficult vertical rescues. Highline rescues invoke the use of advanced rigging skills, performed by advanced technicians. Under no circumstances should a highline be attempted solely on the instruction of this …

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