CUCC Expo Rescue Handbook

Moving a stretcher by Tyrolean

Stretcher on a Tyrolean traverse

Rebecca Lawson in the Austrian CRO stretcher being tyroleaned across loose boulders in the upper part of Kaninchenhöhle on her rescue in 1989. Quality photography was not a major aim of the trip at this point, but this picture does illustrate the technique. Note two points of attachment to the traverse rope to keep the stretcher near level.

Photo © Mark Dougherty, 1989