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The term ‘redundant’ is used with roping systems however I often wonder how much thought is truly put into this concept. By definition, a redundant component of a system is one that is not needed. A system
Suspension Trauma There has been some new research looking at the onset of suspension trauma. This was presented at the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) 2018 congress in Andorra. This was a study using human trials
In early 2016, I wrote a short piece on Fall Factors. It is published as the article, Fall Factor. It was a brief article with a standard definition and a discussion of each of the following scenarios.
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.
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