Learning how to tie an Emergency Harness (Swiss Seat) is a great skill to learn. Having the right length of rope or webbing can be a difference maker in an emergency situation.
101 Reasons to obey your Rappel Master
Why you should stay current in your rappel training
Rappelling (AKA Abseiling) may seem easy. This ease of action is largely due to the expertise provided by the Rappel Master. After all, the rappel master is responsible for rappeller safety, the serviceability of all equipment, and the personal supervision of rappelling operations.
Rappelling with the SCARAB
By wrapping more or fewer "horns," one can control the rate of descent and easily change the amount of friction during the descent. It is also quick and easy to use for stopping and tying off.
The Timothy Group enjoys participating in high risk activities such as rappelling. When safety procedures are used correctly, rappelling becomes a safe sport that looks risky. Rappelling is said to be one of the most dangerous aspects of rock climbing or rock rescue, which is why our team performs safety checks even on the most experienced members, some of whom have been at this for 15 years.