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"Considerations for Rope Rescue in 2002" by Kenneth N. Laidlaw is an excellent paper on single rope rescue techniques.  I encourage everyone to download the Adobe Acrobat file located at http://basarc.org/papers/roperescue/RopeRescue2002.pdf.   His table of contents is as follows:

Abstract.................................................................................................... 1

Ropes ...................................................................................................... 2

Anchoring Your System............................................................................ 3

Using A Secured Round Turn.................................................................... 3

Anchor Focal Point ................................................................................... 4

Alternative Anchor Idea .............................................................................4

Lowering A Load With A Brake Bar Rack................................................... 5

Belaying A Load ........................................................................................ 7

Other Rescue Belay Devices...................................................................... 10

Load Release Hitch ....................................................................................11

Raising A Load .......................................................................................... 13

Ideal Mechanical Advantage Concepts...................................................... 13

Attaching To The Main Line....................................................................... 14

Capture The Distance The Load Is Hauled................................................. 15

The Commands ......................................................................................... 15

Connections Using A Soft Interface............................................................ 16

Use Of A Jigger .......................................................................................... 16

Packaging In A Litter.................................................................................. 17

Appoint A Safety Officer ............................................................................. 21

Personal Skills And Equipment .................................................................. 22

Harness Considerations .............................................................................. 25

Some Thoughts In Review.......................................................................... 26

Acknowledgements..................................................................................... 26

Publications................................................................................................ 27

Training...................................................................................................... 27

Vendors ..................................................................................................... 27

The Basics Hardware And Software Needed .......................................... 28