Highline Rigging

Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Rescue Response Team CASE FILE N.013-A Plan takes Action

Two boys exploring a cave and one falls in. Our heros respond and deploy rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up out of the cave and transport him to an ambulance.  Now whether this is or isn’t what a …

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Horizontal Systems and the Gear Used Part 1

Hey All! I wanted to drop in some thoughts about the equipment used when rigging highlines and other horizontal systems for the purposes of work and rescue. Your anchors are the key… the greater the angle between two anchor points, the greater the stress will be on those anchors. It must be the goal of …

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