This four day course is based on international best practice, including the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council’s abseil instruction resources and covers how to lead group rappelling (abseiling) activities in a recreational context. It includes knots, environmental care, rope physics, technical equipment, anchoring, rapelling, contingency / releasable anchor systems, belaying, coaching new ravelers, emergency drills, ascending, risk management and site management.
This course is aimed at recreational users only and not suitable for rescue services or industrial rope access. For those who already hold TRR-TL, we offer two day upgrade course.
This course provides students with the fundamentals of rope rescue in the low-angle environment. Students learn and practice skills like preplanning and size-up of rope rescue operations, knots, anchor systems, belay operations, ascending and descending lines, mechanical advantage systems, patient packaging & litter attending. Students learn how to safely navigate low-angle or over-the-bank rescue situations and assist rescuers in high-angle environments.
This course is designed to take students from basic over-the-bank rescues to progressively more vertical scenarios. Students learn and practice such skills as preplanning, size-up and scene management, ascending and descending, belaying, mechanical advantage systems, lowering and raising systems, patient packing and litter attending, tethers, and highlines. Completion of the TRR:TL class satisfies the requirements in NFPA 1670 for Technical Rope Technician level training. In addition, Technician level training is mandatory for inclusion on many Federal Emergency Management Agency Teams at different Team levels.