Rope Rescue: Operating at the Edge
Lead Instructor: Gregory Sobole
Details: This class is VERY limited and only has spots for 10 participants each day. 8 hour class. Thursday OR Friday. A boxed lunch will be provided. Parking on-site is limited, please carpool if possible or use the shuttle bus!
Dates/Time: February 27th OR February 28th, 2020. 0800-1700. Class may go longer depending on conditions.
Required Equipment: Your personal rope rescue equipment (harness, carabiners, climbing helmet, headlamp, etc.). Wardrobe appropriate for inclement weather.
Shuttle Departure: TBD
Location: Chemeketa / Brooks Training Center - 4910 Brooklake Rd NE Salem, OR 97305
Description: The edge transition during a rope rescue, from arrival to rescuer in motion, is often the most risky and time consuming portion of an operation — many factors converge to increase friction and disrupt tempo. Operating at the Edge explores these factors in theory and in practicality to help you lead your team’s performance to a higher level. This course covers positional assignments, anchor selection and construction, rapid access techniques, litter rigging, command sequences, belays, rescuer attachments, artificial high directionals and more.
This course is not for novices — it is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners, in particular those with a leadership, training or mentoring role within their team. A maximum of ten students and a workshop atmosphere ensures an immersive instructor-level discourse and rigging experience.