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    Horizontal Movement

    Making a rope stretcher.
    Photo by M. Martin.

    Class Prerequisites:

    4 Hours

    Equipment Needed:
    Cave Pack, with standard caving gear.

    This course teaches cavers how to transport an injured caver in a horizontal environment. Cavers will be taught how to move a patient through a cave using a butt scoot, a drag sheet, single rescuer webbing carry, single rescuer rope carry, double rescuer rope carry, and double rescuer arm carry. The student will also be taught how to make a stretcher out of caving rope. Since most caves are not totally flat, the student will also be taught how to create a simple harness, and belay a patient across rough terrain using a Munter hitch and rope. There will be an in cave practice rescue at the end of the class.


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