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.
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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.
- Tripod, bipod and monopod rigging
- Improvised advanced high directionals
- Lightweight advanced high directionals options
- Paid and non-paid professional rope rescuers, industrial access technicians and Search and Rescue personnel
HIGHLINES & HIGH DIRECTIONALS
This three-day Elevated Safety Highlines & High Directionals Course will challenge attendees with various highline scenarios that will have a strict focus on safety, clean rigging and the physics behind one of the most complex (and oft misunderstood) systems used by rope technicians: The Highline.
- Whiteboard analysis of highline forces, resultant forces and rigging theory
- Both down & dirty minimalistic highlines as well as equipment-heavy, complex highline setups
- Artificial High Directional use with highlines
- Reave setups (English and Norwegian) and drooping highlines for midline lowers and raises
- Pros and cons of horizontal load movement via mechanized winches versus mechanical advantage systems
- Anchor selection and Load Sharing Anchors: Natural (trees and rocks) versus manmade (bolting and rock pro)
- Ability to tie basic knots
- Awareness of simple mechanical advantage systems
- Awareness of basic rope rigging theory
- An open mind and willingness to learn!
- Search and Rescue personnel
- Paid and non-paid professional firefighters and rope rescuers
- Industrial access technicians