Portable Anchors

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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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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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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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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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 | TWIN BUNDLE HIGHLINE | Horizontal Rigging

We’ve moved over to the floating A-frame, very much like the floating A-frame that we used for the single track line, but as we said, we’ve added the second track line here. It’s very important that these two track lines be tensioned the same. We would never mix products, for instance. We would never have

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