Course Description

This 32 hour course is designed to give the rescuer the ability to assist in rigging and belaying of Technical Rope Rescues. Time will be divided between lectures and hands-on practice. Participants will have a firm understanding of the knots, systems, and techniques involve in a rope rescue.

Topics Covered:

  • knots
  • gear
  • mechanical advantage systems
  • repelling and ascending
  • lower and raising single rescuers
  • rigging litters
  • and much more

Included in the Course:

  • Course Textbook
  • Access to WRI online rescue resources and materials
  • Course Completion Card
  • Sticker


Because of the risk inherent in any whitewater or river activity, we want to make sure you are aware of these risks and acknowledge them prior to the class. Simply put, we cannot guarantee your safety. If a river rescue or safety class is to be effective and give students whitewater experience and hands-on training, it is not going to be safe. In order for our instructors to provide realistic training with challenges that simulate actual rescue conditions, we recognize there is always the chance that someone is going to get injured. We may be walking along slippery rocky shorelines, swimming in cold whitewater, and working with ropes and rescue equipment in very realistic scenarios. All of this involves risk, and we will try our best to manage risk in a way that creates a balance between the risk students are exposed to and the levels of challenge presented during the training.

We encourage you to talk with our staff if you have any questions concerning safety. We are proud of our safety record and know that our instructors do not achieve this alone, it takes the help of our students.

  • Course Length:32 hours
  • Certification Received:
    • WRI: Fundamentals of Rope Rescue
  • Cost:$ 535.00

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