Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gearing Up

AMS' gear department is in full swing for the upcoming season. One area of obvious importance is rope, webbing and perlon. Nothing is more symbolic of our reliance on each other as the rope we tie into.

We color code every link in the crevasse rescue safety chain in order to make a complicated system as simple as pie to manage. Cordellete's are red, pack leashes are yellow, rescue prussiks are black, sled hauls are orange. All together we use 8 colors of perlon and 5 colors of 1" webbing to differentiate all the pieces to the puzzle.

AMS focuses on the details because it matters.

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