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#9022 - 11/07/10 12:27 PM Mountain rescue practice in the Alabama Hills
Bob R Offline

Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 129
Loc: Ridgecrest, California
For those interested in the details of what goes in a stretcher rescue, look here: 2010-11-06 Stretcher Practice

About 40 people from four Southern California MRA teams got together for a joint practice Saturday. We were divided, mixed, and dispensed to four separate problem areas. The object was work together, integrating each others' gear and procedures on a common problem.

These were not dangerous or highly exposed problems; the goal was to go through the motions on a vertical cliff of at least 25 feet height. The motions consisted of lowering a stretcher and attendant to the victim, treating a simulated simple injury, and then raising both to a safe location. But the equipment and technique are the same as if it were on the face of Mt. Whitney.

28 Three pulling can raise over 400 lb

Reminds me of the time in 1974 we did a PR demo in Century City. We rigged a Tyrolean traverse between two buildings on the plaza, and ran a stretcher back and forth across it. Unfortunately, I didn't get many pictures.

07 We ran it back and forth

We hung a sign from the stretcher; I've forgotten what it said.

Edited by Bob R (11/07/10 05:48 PM)

#9027 - 11/07/10 02:02 PM Re: Mountain rescue practice in the Alabama Hills [Re: Bob R]
Bee Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
What is this device?

The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.

#9028 - 11/07/10 03:05 PM Re: Mountain rescue practice in the Alabama Hills [Re: Bee]
trail runner Offline

Registered: 06/30/10
Posts: 51
Loc: Florida
That is a rescue tool/device called a Scarab. The blue thing appears to be a Petzl Paw rigging plate.