Introduction Min

Q GAIN ATTENTION. In mountain operations it is often necessary to move inexperienced troops and equipment over steep, rocky terrain. A fixed rope installation is one method to move personnel up or down these obstacles. However, this method is not always sufficient for moving their equipment. So, the construction of a vertical hauling lines system may be necessary.

2| OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to provide the student with the necessary information to establish A-frames for use with evacuating patients and moving gear up and down steep cliffs. This will be accomplished by discussing the definitions, purposes, criteria of site selection, and usage of these devices. This lesson relates to vertical hauling lines and suspension traverse.

INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Have students read learning objectives.

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