The Intermediate Instructors Course is ideal for industrial and wilderness rescue teams. This course fulfils the "90% solution" on most rope rescues within industry and wilderness locations. Lectures on intermediate physics and how it relates to rope rigging are common throughout the duration of this course.

Emphasis is places on "why" we do something, rather than "how". Students, as a team unit, learn how to build seemingly complex arrangements for reaching, treating and extricating a patient from the vertical high angle environment whether in industrial locations or in the wilderness. All the while, emphasis is placed on building everything from the basic materials most teams will have along: rope, carabiners, pulleys, accessory cord, webbing and know how. Specialised equipment, while certainly handy and interesting, is discouraged in this rigging-intensive course. Some rescuers also feel that an intermediate-level program should include highlines.

The IIC includes an extensive lecture and practical section on alternatives to highlines in the form of "offsets". Ropes That Rescue has become known for it's projection of these offsets as an alternative to training intensive highlines in the past 10 years. Offsets employ standard high angle techniques that most rescuers already know and so are more forgiving in the training curve than more elaborate systems.

The IIC is not by any means a beginning rope rescue program. It is a serious venture and complete immersion into rescue systems that can sometimes be overwhelming to some less experienced practitioners.
IIC key points:

•    Safety factors / Safety margins
•    Strong emphasis on team-oriented skills
•    Knotcraft
•    Intermediate pulley systems (simple through complex)
•    Physics of rope rescue
•    Artificial high directions:
          Gin pole monopods
          A frames
          Sideways A frames
          Easel A frames
•    Directionals and anchor angle force calculations
•    Batwing compound pulley systems
•    Complete AZTEK kit orientation for team operations:
          Belays and self belays
          Dynamic fixed brakes
          Dynamic directionals
          Personal travel restrict and fall protection
•    Mid face attendant-based and team-based litter scoops
•    Belays, self belays, conditional belays and conditional self belays
•    Focused and focused-floating anchors using opposition anchors
•    Hot and cold changeovers
•    Non-highline solutions to rescue scenarios
•    Offsets for the high angle evacuation:
          Tag and guiding line offsets
          Deflected offsets
          Tracking line offsets
          Two rope offsets

•    Much more....

Note: This is not a beginner’s course; it is aimed at rescue professionals who wish to increase their level of knowledge



Industrial Rescue Workshop

The Industrial Rescue Workshop (IRW) is an in-depth, hands-on course, emphasising technical rescue from difficult locations in an industrial setting including towers, structures and confined spaces. The IRW will employ minimalist approaches to both solo and team-based rescues in some cases using only the AZTEK kit. More

Structural Tower Rescue Workshop

The Structural Tower Rescue Workshop (STRW) is an in-depth, hands-on course, emphasizing structural rescue from the ground up. The techniques used in this program are closely aligned with mountain rescue where similar bottom up procedures are used on stranded climbers above the rescue team's arriving location.More

Mountain Rescue Workshop

The Mountain Rescue Workshop is a minimalist approach to mountain rescue procedures and teaches the access, stabilisation and extrication of patients involved in mid-face free or aid climbing accidents, especially those where the accident site is only accessed from below. The student will learn how to design and build system anchors from bolts, pitons and active and passive rock climbing camming devices. More


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Privacy Policy

Email Us

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.