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post #91 of 100
Cool video. The one after it used dental floss, which I think would work even better (but more of it and tighter than what they did), but take longer. I wish they'd tried that with me, but this does take longer than just cutting it.
post #92 of 100
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EMS/Fire/Rescue receive comprehensive training mainly based on the resources they are provide with. Unfortunately this often makes them nearsighted to simpler possibilities. There are countless ways to adapt and use everyday items to provide easy solutions to complicated situations. The key if having the common sense to know when they are appropriate and the foresight to have them on hand. Simple is not always obvious at the time, that is where experience counts. 

 

I am surprised that a situation like this was not anticipated with a faster/safer/simpler solution that the one provided. I hope this unit reviews the rescue and formulates a plan for future events, and then shares it with other resorts and patrols.

 

Be interesting to hear the other patrols comments on simpler, faster solutions that were not in the "ski patrol gear tool kit", get a step ladder, drive a truck underneath, a blanket catch. 

 

They seem to have inflatable fall bags but end up using them for step ladders (that doesn't work).  Put one of them out and cut the lace.

post #93 of 100

This rescue blows that away!

 

 

 

 

Chair Rescue at Alpine Valley, MI

post #94 of 100

A tad more efficient and professional.  I'd guess the Keystone Kops at Liberty will be practicing that technique.

post #95 of 100
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Originally Posted by Eagles Pdx View Post

As for "clearing a path"...no harder than clearing a path for snow mobiles. 

I meant of people. But you're right. Why worry about the infinitesimally smaller risk of a skier-truck collision?

 

But why bother with a truck at all? Two patrollers on piggy back could have easily eased this rider down after someone on the chair popped the binding with a ski pole.

 

Question: If you're upside down does the expression become "Peed your shirt"?

post #96 of 100
Rusty said it!

The rescue of a "dangler" is something that is practised by patrol! There is a procedure, with equipment (J bar).

Alternate methods and ad hoc improvisation would open a can of worms that could never end well. Even when the outcome was a successful rescue, there is much "commotion" around such events.

I suggest the that the "good ideas" be offered to the patrol director for consideration. They might come in handy "next time".

Cal
post #97 of 100

Do most patrol teams have special "Riggs" (warning language) for the people that got in that predicament from goofing around or being careless?
 

post #98 of 100
If someone as at risk of injury to themselves or others, the patrol is bound to provide assistance before, during, or after.

The intention of the guest is of no concern.

But the talk after the fact tends to bring special attention to any weaknesses. ;-)
post #99 of 100
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This rescue blows that away!

 

Chair Rescue at Alpine Valley, MI

Most impressive, but Ski Liberty doesn't have Spider Woman.

 

So there's a standard term for these? "Danglers"??

post #100 of 100
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So there's a standard term for these? "Danglers"??

 

 

Clingons.

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