Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jim Falls Safety Days, Part IV - Saturday, August 22nd

Safety Days, Part IV - Jim Falls, August 22nd
11 of us made it for this one, good times, and an excellent way to finish the season with a live foot entrapment scenario! Excellent group to work with!
Topics covered; safety discussion, group management, gear review, foot entrapment scenarios, throw ropes, defensive / aggresive swimming.
Special thanks to Ken S. for showing up and helping out at the end, and for taking photos of the group swimming S - Drop!
Videos of water based foot entrapment scenarios coming soon.....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Jim Falls Safety Day, Part II - Saturday, June 27th

Safety Day, Part II - Jim Falls, June 27th

13 brave souls made it for this one & good times were had by all despite a brief dance with the rain gods. Excellent group to work with!

Covered a series of topics; land based safety discussion & foot entrapment scenario due to minor thunderstorms, defensive / aggressive swimming, zip lines, rescue vest use & v-lowers & strainer exercise.

Defensive / Aggressive Swimming

Zip Line
(Note; we should have been using anchors for this, but Jim falls makes that a bit difficult. So, when all esle fails, you work with the River.)

V - lower
(gearing up, watch the video below & how he does this in style)

 testing the limits of a V-lower.....

V - Lower, showing us how it can be done..."Hugging & Holding his victim"...........you gotta love it!

Doug, V - lower.......
Brian Koop, Zip Line......