Setting up a Z pulley for stretcher hauling rescue

  • This equipment is used for stretcher hauling on steep snow and ice terrain
  • These instructions are indicative and may be varied in the field
  • Escort attached to the Safety line is NOT illustrated
  • All ropes are static ropes (e.g. Blue Water 11m)
  • Z pulley setup for rescues will be supervised and checked by Police Officer in Charge




Gear Components

  • 2 (ascender + screwgate)
  • 3 (ascender + screwgate + pulley)
  • 2 (pulley + screwgate)


Sequence for setting up the Z pulley

12. Connect safety line (D) to independent belay and to stretcher
13. Double check entire setup
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