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Comment by Muzaffer GÜVEN on December 30, 2008 at 3:44pm
Happy New Years
Live in limits, dont look down
Comment by Frederik Munnik on December 2, 2008 at 4:13am
Hi Rob, yip we have been using fullbody a.k.a. class 3 harnesses for some time now. The class 2 or conventional sit / sport harness is not for rescue as per our SOP. Reason being what goes up must come down and vise versa. Thus you must be able to ascend when you descend. What we classify as a class 2 harness does not allow one to do this. We also make use of the confined space lifting harnesses from Petzl or a locally manufactured one. But the principle remains the same. What descenders do you make use of? We are currently moving over to the ID stop as the Petzl Alp is no longer obtainible in South Africa. Rack bars is used by rescue squads futher north, I have never been over with one myself. Any comments on any of these?
Comment by ROB ELLIOTT on November 29, 2008 at 3:48pm
hey fredrik were using petzl vertical rescue equipment here in nsw australia and i use petzl in my personal equipment just wondering if you guys are using fullboady harnesses we have just stared using them here and we were told that if we dont have full boady harness we dont go over the edge
Comment by Frederik Munnik on November 27, 2008 at 2:29am
Is anybody out there using the Petzl Alp's as part of your rescue gear. Any comments on it's performance compared to the ID Stop?
Comment by benjamin on October 7, 2008 at 10:32pm
hola a todos, espero y alguien hable español, saludos de sonora mexico
Comment by Stelzer III on September 29, 2008 at 10:28pm
I think this might have started a climbing hobbie...
Comment by Stelzer III on September 29, 2008 at 10:27pm
Just went through a ropes class, best feeling ever when you sit back and feel the harness cradle you to the ground...
Comment by james on August 15, 2008 at 9:48pm
what kinda of info do you want to know about high angle rescue
Comment by Tino "Blueeye" Reinhold on August 5, 2008 at 5:16pm
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Comment by Larry Shugars on June 26, 2008 at 11:09am
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