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 Post subject: rescue sled
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Part of the AST2 course last year one senario was mutiple burial/ evac with skis turned into a rescue sled.
The instructor gave me the task of coming up with a snowboard sled for the next class.
Due to circumtances i wasn't able to make it and never got any feedback on it.
Any other sled designs out there??
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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:40 pm 
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I swapped out my old Avalanche shovel for the the K2 Rescue Shovel which comes with the hardware to make a rescue sled
I found a Brooks Range Rescue Sled on ebay for $40 dollars.

Subsequently, I got my wife a K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit, which comes with the rescue sled holes and works with the Rescue Shovel Plus. Also this drill Rescue Sled Holes in my Venture Storm and seal the holes.

I wish all splitboard manufacturers would add Rescue Sled Holes to their splitboards; like K2 has done.

While you might consider this overkill. Please consider that when I tour it is as a party of two, just my wife and I. In a stressful emergency situation... I do not what to rely on my partner(s) (aka my wife, although she is a pretty good bike mechanic) to jury-rigged a rescue sled. The above mention shovel, sled and holes make build a sled very easy is straight forward process with practice.

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With a party of two. My hope for self rescue is really to use the sled to get out the avy danger zone and signal for rescue with emergency rescue beacon or make it back to the hut. With a larger group, we would have more options.

Watch the K2 video posted here: I could just carry the cordelette and save the weight of the rescue sled.

Note most 10 Mtn huts we go to have a rescue sled.

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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Props to K2 for being inovative. I've got tail holes as well for a gunner and the pack clips on for a back rest.
Hope you never have to use one but it's nice to know its there if you need it.


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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Nice DIY effort. The K2 system is cool. I think the K2 rescue stuff is a result of some of their higher ups going through guide training courses.

Another option is stuff from Brooks Range (the eskimo style rescue sled is the simplest for boards but perhaps not the most efficient for long drags). I've had a couple minor quality issues with their sleds but they are one of the only options out there and this stuff is always a trade off between weight and durability. I would personally only expect a sled to last for a single significant rescue and I'm fine with that. Practice with these things is humbling. It's hard to pull in pow, downhill on firm is terrifying, side hilling pretty much out of the question unless you have a big crew but still more folks should consider carrying a rescue sled.


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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:47 pm 
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I am looking to turn 1 or more snowbards into a sled to tow out gear/kids/whatever for day trips and camping missions. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Do you then want to ride the board or just make a sled out of a board?

I use a Pulk for long multi day trips to move all the camp setup.

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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Dedicated sled. I don't want to spend any money or as little as possible. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:03 pm 
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If your interested making a pulk...

See:
http://www.wildsnow.com/2875/sled-pulk-polk-gear-skiing/
http://www.landofrath.com/the-building-and-design-of-my-diy-pulk/
http://webpages.charter.net/bghouse/SkiPulk/

As much as I have like a pulk (in the Alpine Zone; aka "AK"), I have not had great success using a pulk here in Colorado. Typically, I used a Granite Gear Pulk for going on hut trips. Typically the trails to the hut were steep and narrow, or low angle road. On steep and narrow trails; every tree well along the way becomes a trap for the pulk ( or sled). On really low angle, I was unable to maintain glide over rolling terrain, and had to resort to using skins.

I learn to use a pack. Ironically, what has worked best for me is a rollup sled attached to my backpack. Now. I just prefer a pack.

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 Post subject: Re: rescue sled
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:40 am 
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Brooks Range Rescue Sled vid:


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