Lightweight Self/buddy Rescue Systems


Sunday, November 13 1000-1200 MST
Provided by CTOMS, Chris Kopp

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Saturday, November 12 0900-1100 MST
Provided by CTOMS, Chris Kopp

This workshop will focus on three different capabilities/applications with two different rope systems.

The first will be escape from heights with the Firefly system. The Firefly system is an emergency egress micro system that uses a 3.6mm rope. This would be applicable to paragliders for tree landing egress, and stalled lift escape for ski patrollers. It will cover an overview of the equipment, anchoring, harness donning, adjusting the rope in the device, descending, and resetting the system. Each participant will get at least one descent on the system.

The second component will consist of crevasse rescue using TRACE Systems aimed particularly at ski guides. This will include an equipment overview, running the system which includes anchoring, rappelling down to the casualty, connecting the casualty to the system, ascending the rope, and hauling the casualty. Each participant will have the opportunity to run the system.