Annual Refresher: SAR Technical Ropes Awareness

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Today I completed S.A.R.A.s annual refresher for Technical Ropes Awareness level; which covers anything under a 40 degree slope.  After a bit of debate in the morning about the weather we went up to Soldiers Trail to run through all of our set ups in the rain and fog.  The temperature dropped as the day went on so we started to pick up the pace and actually finished about an hour ahead of the normal time!  The picture above is our belay set up for a raise and the picture below is for our main with a 3 to 1 inline.  (both are tied off because the systems were not actually in use)  We currently use the MPD, made by CMC, for our tech systems.
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Here are a couple of other pictures

of the fog at Soldiers Trail. TECH-3TECH-4

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