High and Low Angle Rescue

Students practice lowering and raising systems on a high angle rescue course in Skagway, AK. -Adam Clifton

Low Angle Rescue:

This course covers basic rope rescue as it applies to the mountain environment. You’ll learn about anchor building, belay techniques, rappelling and utilizing mechanical advantage for raising systems.

Students can expect to learn the following skills:
• Knots
• Anchors (trees, large objects, snow, and rock)
• Patient packaging
• Rappelling
• Belay system construction
• Anchor system set-up and orientation
• Raising systems
• Litter attendant considerations
• Ascending Fixed ropes
• Mechanical Advantage systems
• Safety considerations

High Angle Rescue:

This course teaches advanced rope rescue techniques for vertical terrain. Students will practice and participate in numerous high angle rescue scenarios using litters, hauling systems and lowering systems. Students will practice building a variety of different anchors and managing complex rope systems.

Students can expect to learn the following skills:
• Passing knots
• Operating in vertical terrain
• Rock/snow/ice anchors
• Load distributions
• Scene safety/management
• Anchor equalization
• Raising systems
• Litter attendant considerations
• Rigging fixed ropes

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