Mountain Rope Work in Banff Sunshine Village, AB

Winter is a perfect time to get out and enjoy the gorgeous Canadian wilderness and all the amazing activities that are available to us.  It is, unfortunately, also a time that we depend heavily on equipment to keep us going.  In this case it was the gearbox of a chairlift at Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta that failed, stranding at least 100 riders and skiers for over an hour.  

The news clip is attached below from Global TV and you can see the well-practiced Ski Patrol putting their descender skills to use. It's a great opportunity to see that it doesn't take a lot of gear to perform an effective rescue safely and quickly so long as you are practiced and confident in your skillset.

 

 




Matt Sandrin
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