Offset Track Line

Trackline Skate Block Using Gin Pole/Monopod AHD

Trackline Skate Block Using Gin Pole/Monopod AHD In a trackline skate block system, the working line is the trackline in that the raise and/or lowering systems are all applied to the same system. Our AHD (we’re using a monopod/gin pole) was placed at the top of the cliff in order to gain the necessary height […]

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

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

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Floating the Litter Using an A-Frame and Gin Pole Trackline

In a concerted effort to advance their technical rescue capabilities, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit (EDSAR) sought the expertise of Rigging Lab Academy. This collaboration was aimed at hosting a comprehensive workshop tailored to refine and elevate the team’s operational efficiency and proficiency in critical areas. The workshop was designed to

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Collaborative Precision: Mastering High-Angle Rescues with Dual Rope Systems

Collaborative Precision: Mastering High-Angle Rescues with Dual Rope Systems In the intricate dance of technical rescue, team-based scenarios serve as both a challenge and a vital learning opportunity, unfolding in the complex terrain of high-angle environments. This particular operation delves deep into the nuances of executing a two-rope lower that transitions seamlessly into a trackline

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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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Building Highline in Popular Climbing Areas: What Fire Services and Search and Rescue Teams Need to Know

Climbing is a great recreational activity for outdoor enthusiasts. However, accidents and emergencies can happen, especially in popular climbing areas where crowds are high. As emergency responders, fire services, and search and rescue teams should not only have the skills and equipment to rescue climbers when accidents occur. Still, they also need to have a

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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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Building Your Own Anti-Gravity Machine: AHD Using the TerrAdaptor Part 1

Anti-gravity (also known as non-gravitational field) is a hypothetical phenomenon of creating a place or object that is free from the force of gravity.  I love the word, hypothetical! – Very non-committal.  You can play in a sandbox of “theory” and never be wrong.  However, the other side of theory is a “proving ground”.   So is

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Class 5 Litter Handling & Offset Rigging

Class 5 Litter Handling It may be necessary to lower the litter and rescuer past a roof or overhang. In this event, it will often be best for the litter tender to get his or her legs through the spiders or above the spiders so that he or she can hold the litter away from

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How To Use The Petzl Reeve Carriage Pulley: Reeving Highlines

  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 reducing the overall height of

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