Richard Delaney Archive
In 2015, RopeLab conducted some tests on Sterling rope’s 5.9mm PowerCord. I was interested in its use in anchoring and guying systems and wanted to see how it performed when knotted. The tests results are published in
Tension load cells are not new, however traditionally they have either been heavy steam-gauge style machines or complex combinations of electrical components that seem more at home in a science lab than out on a roping job.
We have had a good selection of 8mm nylon accessory cord for decades however these cords have never been seriously considered to be ‘ropes’ for technical rescue because they have had serious limitations in strength and abrasion
Knot craft is at the core of our work and it is something that we should take seriously. As an assessor for the Australian Rope Access Association (ARAA) and an evaluator for the Society of Professional Rope
It is time to reconsider our approach to Vertical Rescue (VR) equipment. Many VR teams train at drive-up venues and use equipment similar to that shown in the following image. However, back-country rescue teams normally have to carry