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When possible , one of the advantages of srt is the possibility of climbing on a lowerable system. With a good enough team this can make for more straight forward rescues unless line or anchor is compromised. 

 

I think in many situations rigging gear, in reality could make for very effective rescue.

 

Good three man or bigger teams have more options when it comes to dealing with nasty accidents. 

 

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id say using existing rigging gear to lower a casualty could be a quick and effective method, would need to back up the capstan with a fail safe prussic or the like.

probably not best practice could work in the right circumstance id say. 

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12 hours ago, carlos said:

id say using existing rigging gear to lower a casualty could be a quick and effective method, would need to back up the capstan with a fail safe prussic or the like.

probably not best practice could work in the right circumstance id say. 

Just not a vertical speedline! :lol:

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18 hours ago, David Dobedoe said:

When possible , one of the advantages of srt is the possibility of climbing on a lowerable system. With a good enough team this can make for more straight forward rescues unless line or anchor is compromised. 

 

 

Lowerable base anchors don't remove the possible need for a rescue climber though. 

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in theory anyone suffering a saw cut whilst up a tree will be tied in twice so unless they have the ability and calm sense to unclip their lanyard you will need someone to go up...

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I tie on a figure of 8 on my base tied SRT system so you would just pole rescue off that ( I taught that one to our HSQ guy , he had no idea what that even entailed ) but top anchored, would be a climb fr the rescue guy :/ k

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On 12/12/2018 at 16:55, Joe Newton said:

Lowerable base anchors don't remove the possible need for a rescue climber though. 

Of course Joe. 

 

Its not often I choose a lowerable system. Mostly because of what it requires from the ground crew and I do know of at least one climber who cut through his line between the ground level tie in point and the top of the tree. Nasty accident.

 

One of the things i come across in the industry is a massive range of knowledge in terms of climbing, rigging, rescue etc. I also come across a massive range of enthusiasm and interest!  I sometimes work with people who simply don't know enough. and its difficult to find time to support their development whilst on site.

 

I like this sort of thread because it stimulates conversation and generates ideas 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/12/2018 at 14:37, carlos said:

quick bump.

just a quick thanks to joe for starting this thread as it prompted me to organise a refresher day for me and a few mates, hopfully wont need it but good to recap on it.

asked about the srt query and the trainer reckoned it best to switch back to drt for the actual rescue maybe srt up if you need to, iam inclined to agree.

thanks to andrew for that method, makes sense and will try it out one day and see how the bulldog bone reacts to two climbers on it. 

carl

The Bulldog Bone is not a good option for a two person load.  Even if it held the weight, it would exceed my recommendation and upon release may not stop the load due to momentum.

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