Devils Tower staff attend rescue training


December 1, 2022

courtesy NPS/Bianchi

Devils Tower National Monument staff during their recent training.

Last month, Devils Tower staff attended a high-angle rope rescue course. This course was instructed within the monument by "Rigging for Rescue" out of Ouray, CO.

The two-week seminar included detailed instruction on high-angle rescue systems and how to use technical equipment for practical use. 

The first week was fundamentals of rope rescue, followed by self-rescue and small teams response during the second week. Throughout the training, they dedicated many hours to rescue scenarios.

These practice sessions culminated with how to rescue an injured person from the top of Devils Tower. In...

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