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Technical Rescue Team


The Summit County Climb Team is a specialized team within the general membership of Search and Rescue. The team is responsible for the more technical aspects of rescues. We train in climbing and rope skills necessary for high angle rescue. We also train for swift water rescue and ice rescue. We also train for the remote possibility of urban rescue requiring technical rope skills. In addition we do some training for cave and mine rescue due to the number of mines and caves within our county. We work closely with outside agencies and resources in the event additional resources are required within our county or outside our county. Climbing can be a very safe activity when certain systems and standards are adhered to. Often times the need for outside rescue assistance from SAR comes from those not using the proper equipment, training and standards for such activities. Some basic standards, procedures and equipment can be found on Petzl’s web site at: http://en.petzl.com/petzl/SportConseils?Conseil=77&Activite=3



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