COURSE OVERVIEW:

Highlines and High Directionals

Rope technicians, are you looking to up your game? Then our Highlines & High Directionals courses are for you. These courses build on your existing skills by applying them to the world of portable high directional, and highline scenarios. Courses will utilize the latest equipment and will challenge attendees with various scenarios, in real-world locations.



All courses will have a strict focus on safety, clean rigging and the physics behind highlines and high directionals.

Upcoming Courses (See Full Courses Calendar)

Advanced High Directionals (8 Hour)
/// Jun 30 - Jun 30, 2022
/// Arvada, CO
20 Spaces Available
/// Jun 30 - Jun 30, 2022
/// Arvada, CO
20 Spaces Available
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Advanced High Directionals & Rescue Skills
/// Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2022
/// Arvada, CO
19 Spaces Available
/// Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2022
/// Arvada, CO
19 Spaces Available
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Advanced High Directionals & Rescue Skills
/// Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2022
/// Cañon City, CO
18 Spaces Available
/// Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2022
/// Cañon City, CO
18 Spaces Available
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If a course is sold out, contact info@elevatedsafety.com to be placed on the waitlist.

FULL COURSE DETAILS

ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL HIGH DIRECTIONALS

This course will build on your existing skills by applying them to the world of portable high directionals. Utilizing both the CMC Arizona Vortex and the PMI/SMC/Skeco TerrAdapter students will better understand resultants and force vectors within the framework of monopods, bipods and tripods in multiple scenarios.

Course Includes:

  • Tripod, bipod and monopod rigging
  • Improvised advanced high directionals
  • Lightweight advanced high directionals options

Prerequisites:

  • None

Target Audience:

  • Paid and non-paid professional rope rescuers, industrial access technicians and Search and Rescue personnel

 

HIGHLINES & HIGH DIRECTIONALS

This four-day course will teach various topics in addition to you participating in several scenarios. Our Highlines and High Directionals course uses the natural location of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to teach all-round skills that can be applied to typical rescues. In addition to covering the building and operating of highlines & AHDs, we’ll be teaching rigging, pick-offs, skate-blocks and several other rescue skills. We will also focus on safety, the physics of rigging and the appropriate use of gear.

Course Includes:

  • Rope rescue equipment
  • Anchor selection and Load Sharing Anchors: Natural (trees and rocks) versus manmade (bolting and rock pro)
  • Pick-off and skate-block rescues
  • Clean rigging theory and concepts
  • Artificial High Directional use
  • Analysis of highline and resultant forces
  • Minimalistic and equipment-heavy complex highlines
  • Reave setups (English and Norwegian) for midline lowers and raises
  • Pros and cons of horizontal load movement via mechanized winches versus mechanical advantage systems

Prerequisites:

  • N/A

Target Audience:

  • Search and Rescue personnel
  • Paid and non-paid professional firefighters and rope rescuers
  • Industrial access technicians

 

ADVANCED HIGH DIRECTIONALS (8 Hours)

Rope rescue technicians, firefighters and backcountry rescuers, come check out Elevated Safety’s 8-hour Advanced High Directionals course. During this course we delve into tripods and high directionals of all varieties, including the Arizona Vortex, Terradaptor and more.
 
In this course we will introduce concepts like resultant forces, AHD configurations, and down and dirty physics for the rescue technician. This class is guaranteed to make you a more effective technical rescuer and expand your knowledge.

Prerequisites:

  • None

Target Audience:

  • Paid and non-paid professional rope rescuers, industrial access technicians and Search and Rescue personnel

 

RESCUE SKILLS & SCENARIOS

Elevated Safety is excited to announce our rescue skills course in beautiful Estes Park, CO. This course is geared towards the rescue technician who finds themselves working and providing services within the wilderness setting landscape. Although we will practice on local cliffs, these skills can also be applied to buildings, bridges, and towers.
 
Rescuers need to be able to evaluate risk, climb, build systems, and appropriately rescue injured or trapped parties from these environments and we will help you become more proficient and efficient at these skills.
 
Our Rescue Class will have a large focus on personal rope skills, yet also work together as a team when completing larger scenarios. We welcome individuals at all skill levels;

Course Includes:

  • Anchor building
  • Ascending/Descending
  • Litters/Bridles/Litter Wheels/Litter Handles
  • Pick-Offs
  • Patient Packaging
  • Mono-Pods/Bi-Pods/Tri-Pods
  • Highlines
  • Sloping Guidelines

Prerequisites:

  • N/A

Target Audience:

  • Paid and non-paid professional rope rescuers, industrial access technicians and Search and Rescue personnel.