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Rope Training

All tied up in knots!

Yesterday evening we were training with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team at East Woodburn crag. Whilst the wet weather had cleared, the wind made conditions challenging at times.

Our recent intake of trainees practised their clove hitches and alpine butterfly knots whilst others rigged the lowering system using in line anchors and a Petzl ID. Then we turned our attention to a stretcher raise using a rope grab and a 3:1 pulley system.

All good fun ready for when it’s really needed.

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1156 (Whitley Bay) Squadron Air Training Corps

Just another thing we get up to in our spare time… a great evening had by all.

 

The light summer evenings has facilitated a visit to 1156Sqn this week from the Northumberland MRT. The cadets were shown round their vehicle and received instruction in some of their emergency equipment, culminating in a rescue scenario where one of the cadets played the part of a casualty and was evacuated to the ambulance by members of the MRT assisted by the other cadets. Many thanks to the volunteers from the team for their excellent evening and for all the work they do helping to keep the outdoors safer.

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