This month's Mountain Rescue training was conducted at Red Rock and the focus was litter operations. It was the team's first big training session of the year, so it was time to shake out the cobwebs and get back to work. For the entire day, team members rotated through the numerous stations that it takes to conduct a mission. Main line, belay line, haul team, edge person, litter attendant, victim, etc. Volunteers rotated after every evolution, which meant that everyone had their hands on each station at least twice throughout the day.
Here's a shot of the entire team at work. The haul team can be seen on the far left with the main and belay stations located in the middle. To the right, the litter attendant is working his way over the edge transition with the help of edge people. Conducting technical rescue missions is no small feat!
Volunteers are securing a mock victim into the litter and attaching both the main and belay lines to the litter. Before the victim is sent over the edge, a safety officer runs through everything to ensure that everything is attached correctly.
Belay station attendant ready to start the operation.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!