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Ski lift evacuation with rescuer on cable

Techniques for evacuation from a ski lift differ significantly from one situation to another. A technique is chosen based on the slope of the cable, the clearance above, the distances between pylons, the number of passengers to evacuate, the recovery zone... To be completed properly and on time, this operation requires training.

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

1. Rescuer accessing the chair

Back-up belay may be done from the pylon. This allows for a mutual verification of the system before the rescuer moves onto the cable. The rescuer is under tension on the ROLLCAB, and the GRILLON is slightly slack to allow descent along the cable.

Rescuer accessing the chair.
Rescuer accessing the chair.

Detail on product kit is found in the rescue bag.

BERMUDE / I’D S / CONNEXION VARIO / ROLLCAB / SWIVEL OPEN / PAW S / JANE / GRILLON / MGO / GO x 4 / Am’D x 4 / AXIS 11 mm

Detail on product kit is found in the rescue bag.

2. Evacuating the passenger

The rescuer descends on the GRILLON to the chair. He installs the BERMUDE harness on the victim, then evacuates the victim with his I'D descender.

Evacuating the passenger
Evacuating the passenger