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- Technical notes
Bush Search and Rescue has members with specialist skills in alpine rescues on steep snow and ice terrain. This is a specialist function within Bush Search and Rescue for members who have mountaineering experience using ice axes, crampons and ropes.
The following personal protection equipment is compulsory for steep snow and ice callouts:
1 Prusik slings should be “navel to floor” for foot loop and “nose to navel” for waist loop. For 9-10mm climbing rope, 6-7mm prusik cord works best – as a guide 150cm for waist loop and 250cm for foot loop are about right after tying for an average height person. Too long is better than too short. Test your prusik loops and knots on 9mm rope.