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The Technical Rescue Riggers Guide is absolutely the most comprehensive and complete rope rescue guide available today. This fourth edition of the original Technical Rescue Riggers Guide by Rick Lipke with technical contributions by Kirk Mauthner, shows extremely safe, modern techniques, in 228 pages with over 600 clear illustrations and photos, from basic knots and anchors, to highlines, helo rescues, and much more!

This fully updated edition incorporates the DCTTRS (Dual Capability Two Tension Rope System) pioneered by EMBC in Canada. The DCTTRS system is rapidly becoming the standard in progressive rope work.

Progressing forward, the new fourth edition Technical Rescue Riggers Guide incorporates many important updates in what is the most important reference guide for modern rescue in decades. It includes updated illustrations, as well as six new pages of information, such as proper application of skate blocks, use of Clutch devices, remote resets, etc. It also contains a completely updated and streamlined Command and Communication section that most closely aligns with EMBC training.

Printed in full color on high tech storm proof paper, the Riggers Guide is completely cross referenced with handy safety reminders throughout. It is small enough and rugged enough to take into the field rescue after rescue.

The first edition sold over 150,000 copies and became the de facto world standard for safe, intelligent rope rescue. The second edition continued the trend. The third set the new standard everywhere from Iceland to Taiwan. And the fourth has further refined the direction of the new standard.

This is not an instructional text, but rather a quick pocket reference guide for personnel already trained and familiar with modern rope rescue. However, it can be used as an educational enhancement in classes taught by a competent instructor. A portion of the sale of this guide goes to support volunteer mountain rescue.