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What’s New In the Equipment Warehouse

We have an extensive list of suppliers... which means we have an extensive list of gear we can access for your equipment cache.  If you're looking for something specific, we have access to hundreds of thousands more items than what we have listed on our website and can order them in for you any time.  If you're looking for a classic workhorse product, chances are we keep it stocked in our warehouse and can ship it to you immediately.

What makes an item worthy of being stocked in our Equipment Warehouse?  We're a good judge of which new products have a chance of turning into classic workhorses.  Here are two products we added to our shelves in 2017

Stay tuned to see what we'll add in 2018!


New to the Warehouse in 2017...

1. The Raven Rescue/CMC parbuckle body recovery bag

The CMC/Raven Rescue Parbuckle Body Recovery Bag was designed after discussions with our students on Swiftwater Recovery Specialist courses revealed the need for a better product to assist them in their work.

As those who perform the challenging work of body recovery will know, their task requires a professional mixture of technical rescue skill, and care for the subject and their family.  

The Parbuckle Body Recovery Bag was designed to support this delicate balance. Strategically placed webbing makes the transitions required during retrievals as smooth as possible, and the high visibility mesh fabric featured is not only practical, but also provides respect and privacy for the subject being moved. 

We're proud to work with manufacturers like CMC - their responsiveness enables us to put the feedback and needs of responders into action... and in this particular case, that feedback will increase the ability of responders to provide compassionate and professional care to loved ones facing a great loss.




2. The Sherrill Tree Big Launcher

The new Sherrill Tree Big Launcher is a pistol grip line launcher with a built-in stock. It's ideal for sending line into the canopy with precision accuracy all at the pull of a trigger.  The kit includes the following:

  • 1000' messenger line
  • 1 x replacement spool 1000' messenger line
  • 100 x 22 cal power charges (red)
  • Foam projectile
  • Coated projectile
  • Big Launcher cleaning kit
  • Pelican storage case



Welcoming Black Diamond!

In 2017, we were happy to welcome Black Diamond to our lineup of suppliers.  Here are the items you'll find on our Warehouse shelves this year, and don't forget - we can have access to lots, lots more.

The Ice Screw Up

The Neutrino Carabiner

The Turbo Ice Screw

The Express Ice Screw

The Transition Glove

The 70 Haul Bag

The ATC-Guide Belay/Rappel Device

The Storm Headlamp


Sept 24-25

ProBoard Evaluation - Technical Rope Rescue

  • $649
  • Canmore, AB (TRA)

Sept 26-28

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $549
  • Kamloops. BC

Sept 26-27

Swiftwater Operations

  • $449
  • Kamloops, BC

Sept 27-Oct 1

Technical Rope Rescue - Operator

  • $845
  • Squamish, BC
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Natasha Eastman
Fisheries Technician

AMAZING course. The surface ice safety training was the best course I have ever taken. I liked that there was some simple first aid and hypothermia components included in the course. The instructor, Frank, was awesome. He was easy to talk to, answered questions quickly but didn’t assume answers. He got back to us regarding a question asked that he had to research the answer for. Frank used the time well, and was adaptive to the class needs and skill levels. The course helped me get over my fear of ice/falling through, especially since I gained the nerve to do a polar dip afterwards. It helped me understand the formation and melting pattern of ice and ice weaknesses. The equipment used was simple and easy. The textbook and field guide are great references, and the field guide is simple and easy to understand and read. Overall 10/10 for the course and instructor.


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