When you can, learn by doing. When you’re sitting in front of a computer, learn by watching. Here’s a simple unpin this Halloween on the Chattooga.
We’ve been working hard to prep our new vehicle, “Terra” to work basecamp operations for the Grand to Grand Ultra, a 273 km/170 mile ultra-marathon beginning on the North rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and finishing on the Grand Staircase of Escalante. Racers will be largely self-supported for 7 days in the impeccable scenery of Arizona and […]
This is an interesting rescue scenario of a kayaker that was unable to break the eddy fence underneath a waterfall, resulting in a swim, complete with rope-work (a vertical up-haul) and communication challenges. Good work taking care of one another. Learn how to take care of your boating brothers and sisters by registering for an […]
This is a long swim that would have in all probability proven fatal if it were not for Mike’s friends being there for him. There’s a great narration and a list of lessons learned at the end. The more we know:
We came across this video on youtube, which shows a long swim on Clear Creek near Idahos Springs, CO. The video generated a lot of criticism and some feed-back on YouTube, citing inadequate experience and technique, improper equipment and a few other items. Remember, dress to swim and practice swimming safe rapids each season, including […]
Could prevention and/or talk, reach, throw, go & tow, and helo low to high risk options be used more effectively in this scenario?
On October 10, 2010 I awoke in river camp after a restful morning. I didn’t have commercial work for the day and remember saying to my friends, “I don’t feel good about the river today,” and opted to go for a hike. A few others agreed to hike, and we decided to hike into Pillow […]
Is appropriate personal protective gear utilized? Rescuer(s)? Victim(s)?