The purpose of RAC is to provide vertical movement techniques that apply to a full spectrum of environments (urban through mountain). The course covers equipment, descending, ascending, rescue, anchors and more. RAC takes into account that many people are not full time rescuers, where doing rope access may not be in their everyday job description. We do not teach numerous and complicated knots. We teach a small variety of knots and hitches because of their ease to recall and tie when there is an emergency, harsh environmental conditions, etc.
This course is open to the public 18 years and older. Prior rope experience is not a requirement. Students need to be physically fit. This is a very strenuous course and students must be capable of strenuous physical activity. Work at height is dangerous and a waiver must be signed.
Rappel equipment can be rented, or the complete set can be purchased with prior notice to VTC
***Manufacturer specifications for equipment state that plastics and fabric materials have a useful life of 10 years. Metal products have no “expiration”, however, wear and tear can be inspected for and equipment retired when there is significant wear noted. VTC retains the right to inspect personal equipment brought to a course and deny a participant’s use of said equipment if it does not pass muster.***
COURSE LENGTH: 3 Day
COURSE HOURS: 30 Hours
COURSE COST: $1200Upcoming Courses