Introduction Min

Q GAIN ATTENTION. If we had to move personnel and equipment over ravines, rivers, and chasms and up or down cliffs, we would have a major difficulty with the task. One of the simplest methods of making the task easier is to use a suspension traverse. This is basically a line of non stretch rope placed from one point to another, which men and equipment can be moved up or down any obstacle, with the only limiting factors being the length of the rope. This class will provide your unit with the knowledge to build a suspension traverse.

2 OVERVEIW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to introduce the students to the method of erecting, and operating a suspension traverse. This lesson relates to cliff assaults.

INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Have students read learning objectives.

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