Author: David Fasulo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762769165

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 886

Thismust-have handbook on rescue techniques for serious climbers fully describes and illustrates a variety of techniques that every climber should know for safety and self-reliance.

Climbing Self-rescue

Improvising Solutions for Serious Situations


Author: Andy Tyson,Molly Loomis

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898867725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 9765

* Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two - the most common climbing party size * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack* Includes 40 one-page rescue scenarios and solutions for climbing accident analysisThe rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In Climbing: Self Rescue, two long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this book use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabiners, slings, and cord. Text, illustrations, and photos explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Roughly half of the book is devoted to real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Climbing Self-Rescue teaches how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.

Firefighter Self Rescue

The Evolution of Service


Author: Justin Lewis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475907125

Category: Self-Help

Page: 88

View: 9786

THE EVOLUTION OF SERVICE Serving others is what we do, yet when we fail to serve ourselves, we fail to create the lives we were meant to lead. What makes a great leader? Why do some professionals progress and inspire the best out of their contemporaries while others struggle to be professional? The principles of leadership have not changed over time. What has changed is how we lead. The demands of our world force us to get more out of every member on our team. To serve and lead at the highest level we must instigate both individual and collective leadership to have a compounding effect on our community.

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

From mild to wild, the essential guide for beginners through experts


Author: John Lull

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899975474

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 2936

The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.

The Trad Climber's Guide To Problem Solving

Self-Rescue Techniques


Author: Vdiff Climbing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781795602204


Page: 160

View: 8296

Learn how to: - Use a variety of self-rescue techniques - Build self-equalizing anchors with minimal gear - Abseil without a belay device - Abseil with damaged ropes - Descend from bad anchors - Negotiate loose rock - Use basic aid techniques - Simul climb safely - Prevent accidents from occurring in the first place - Plus much more. Suitable for advanced climbers.

Self Rescue


Author: John Cantwell Kiley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929923642

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

View: 4333

Clear-cut, inspiring methods for rescuing yourself from anguish, unhappiness, shock, grief, or addiction.

Falls from Height

A Guide to Rescue Planning


Author: Loui McCurley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111864039X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

View: 4702

Enables workplace responders to prepare for and respond to falls from height How do you rescue someone suspended in midair or trapped above ground? Author Loui McCurley, an expert in technical rope rescue with more than twenty-five years of experience, has the answers. Following her tested and proven advice, readers will learn how to prepare for and safely rescue "at-height" workers and others from "falls from height." The book fully bridges the gap between planning and execution, steering readers toward simple workplace-specific solutions. Moreover, it explains how to develop and implement a comprehensive protection program, enabling all organizations and their employees to fully prepare themselves to respond to a fall from height. Falls from Height is divided into four parts: Part I: Regulatory Considerations, Rescue Plans, and Developing a Rescue Capability underscores the need for a rescue program, explaining how to fully leverage available resources to optimize the program. Part II: Equipment, Systems, and Skills details the skills that all rescuers should have and the equipment they need to perform a rescue at height. Part III: Putting It All Together discusses principles of rigging, single-rescuer methods, and group-rescuer methods. Part IV: Successful Workplace Planning examines the unique challenges of different workplace environments and then offers a step-by-step guide for implementing the book's recommendations. Based on the premise that a fallen worker must be rescued quickly and efficiently, without putting others in harm's way, Falls from Height is a must for all workplace responders, enabling them to prepare for and respond to fall victims like experienced rescuers.

Traditional Lead Climbing

A Rock Climber's Guide to Taking the Sharp End of the Rope


Author: Heidi Pesterfield

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975593

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6727

Traditional Lead Climbing is the first and only guidebook intended to teach rock climbers how to lead with gear. Unlike other types of climbing such as sport and direct-aid climbing, “trad” climbing relies on placing your own gear as you climb from the ground. It’s also one of the more dangerous climbing activities, where expert guidance is a must. This invaluable guide gives step-by-step descriptions of equipment, rope management, and techniques. Dozens of close-up photos and fun yet informative drawings show situations climbers might encounter and how to deal with them. In addition to covering the basics, the book showcases the experience and wisdom of a number of world-class climbers in self-revealing sidebars.