About the Course

Let's face it: building highlines is as much an art as it is a science. When you enroll in Highline Sections with Tom Wood & Vertical Rescue Solutions, you'll get an inside look at how to navigate the maze of pre-planning a rescue at a very busy climbing area. 

Routinely called out for high angle evacuations at this location, Tom’s technical rope rescue unit, the Alpine Rescue Team, along with the assistance of the local emergency response units, have designed a highline system using only removable bolts. Access in and or out of this area has been determined dangerous for rescue units, so pre-planned and methodical strategy was needed.

What You'll Learn

This course covers must-know information like...

  • What a highline should be used for

  • The considerations for anchors

  • The forces generated at these anchors

  • How to plan around anchors

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about Highline Sections expert instructor

  • Tom Wood

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Training Manager for PMI's Vertical Rescue Solutions

    Tom Wood

    Tom Wood is the Industrial Project Manager for Harken Industrial. A 20 year veteran of the Alpine Rescue Team in Evergreen, Colorado, he also serves as a Terrestrial Rescue Delegate to the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) on behalf of the Mountain Rescue Association and is certified to American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 2. Medically certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), he is a Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) Level 3, a SPRAT Board member and a SPRAT Evaluator candidate. A National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) Practical Examiner, Tom is also a freelance writer, published author, and photographer. He has a degree in Photojournalism from Kent State University and is a former Combat Photographer for the USMCR. He lives with his wife Maren and their three children in Morrison, Colorado.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 3
    Unit 3: Highline Anchors
    • 3.1 Highline Anchors
    • 3.1 Video Tutorial: Highline Anchors
  • 4
    Unit 4: Highline Tensioning Systems
    • 4.1 Highline Tensioning Systems
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Highline Tensioning Systems
  • 5
    Unit 5: Highline Fixed Side Anchor
    • 5.1 Highline Fixed Side Anchor System
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Highline Fixed Side Anchor System
  • 6
    Unit 6: Wrap Up
    • 6.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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