Tom Wood

A Shout Out To Many Who Have Stood By Us Through Thick And Thin: Vision Is Always Within Your Grasp

Most people, at the end of each year, stand back and reflect on what was, what is and what should have been. An epoch season and epic events both apply to myself, our company and those around us. To date, we have produced somewhere between 600 and 700 technical rigging and rescue videos and has …

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Meet the Adventurers Who Brave Glacial Caves in the Name of Science: Glacier Cave Explorers volunteer to study life beneath the ice

I want to say that I am extremely excited to say… “hey!… I know these guys!”  Brent McGregor, Eddy Cartaya and Tom Wood. Brent (climber, explorer and photog) lives here in Sisters and was a huge help in bringing Eddy Cartaya‘s Rigging Lab Academy course (Cave Rescue (Small Party Assisted) Single Rope Pickoffs) to prominence …

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The Gin Pole and Monopod Are Here to Stay

I am going to guess, that while most rescue professionals (paid and unpaid) know “what” a gin pole or monopod is, few understand “why” and “how”.  The use of elevated anchors, i.e. high directional anchor systems, is a mandatory requirement of NFPA 1670 for rope technicians. Having said this, it is impossible to discuss one …

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Using Removable Anchors for Rescue and Rigging Are Great

Using removable Anchors for rescue and rigging are great… they really are.  Why?  As you’ll see in the video, sometimes options are thin and there is never a time when compromising anchors is part of the solution. These anchors (Removable Anchors by ClimbTech and PMI) can be removed and reused at any desired location.   These …

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Tom Wood PMI-VRS Interview Part 1: The Gears Behind The Art and Science Of Rigging and Rescue

Tom Wood PMI-VRS Interview Part: The gears behind the training In this first of a two part series, we are spending some time with Tom Wood, Director of Training at PMI VRS.  Tom shares a lot of his life, both private and public, with us.  The first half of our interview looks through his life …

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