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So a many of you have probably already seen the YouTube videos of simplified SRT rescue with the Rope Runner [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzanEuUuiGk]Rescue One[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZmT6ujFCAo]Rescue Two[/ame] Very cool. Of course, it's potentially a lot of force on the tie-in point (if it's only in a single crotch,) but it's no big deal if the victim is tied in to a solid point on a strong, structurally sound tree if you ask me. While playing around with this during a rescue training, my co-worker John Davis came up with a variation for rescuing a victim climbing on a doubled rope system. To accomplish this, the rescuer climbs the victim's line, acting as a counterweight. After reaching the victim, the rescuer can package the victim, then disconnect their split tail or eye-to-eye. The rescuer can then lower themselves to the ground. Once on the ground, rescuer can continue to allow rope to pass through the Rope Runner, belaying the packaged victim down to the ground much like a belayer would lower a rock climber. It's fast and efficient for some circumstances, provided the victim can be packaged, is in a lowerable location, and the tie-in point is strong enough to support the weight of two climbers. Thoughts?
Looking for private trainers/assessors who cover the South Yorkshire/north derbyshire area and willing to teach new equivalent to cs 38/39. Already have site organized, equipment and 3/possibly 4 trainees (including myself) ready to go at short notice. Any recommendations greatly appreciated. Thanks