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Cliff rescue training 27/10/2011

Great session tonight, lots of keen people got through a couple of significant scenarios.

Firstly, how to evacuate the “stuck or incapacitated” person on steep/vertical ground.  We send a person down on two lines who then attaches the casualty to the system, unloads their system (if applicable) and then we lower both to the ground (or we could raise back up if it was easier).

Secondly a quick access system using an abseil, with backup protection from another line managed from above by another team member.  Designed to get a rescuer to a casualty quickly for first aid purposes.  Provides time to set up a full system for stretcher lowers or hoists.

As a bonus the weather stayed nice and dry and the stars shone brightly!



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