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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

  • Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
  • Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
  • We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.

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