Books, Resources and Training Guides

We began this journey by following our passion for teaching rope rigging and cave rescue skills.


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SPAR - Small Party Assisted Rescue

  • 600-page comprehensive manual that covers Small Party, Light Weight rescue techniques.
  • These techniques can be used or modified in all vertical movement and rescue situations.
  • Reference manual for a broad audience, including:
  • The focused rescue technician refining their skills
  • The expedition trip planner or participant preparing for a possible incident in extreme terrain and hard-to-reach environments, like caves
  •  Rigging enthusiasts who want to take a deep dive into technical rope rigging concepts, tricks and tips.
  •  Field team leaders responsible for team operations.

Cave Rescue Management Field Guide.

A spiral bound field guide for use in training for cave rescue management.


On Rope 3rd Edition

  • Vertically Speaking is currently working on the next edition of On Rope for the NSS (National Speological Society)
  • Over the years, On Rope has been used extensively by many individuals and teams, across all rope industries. We look forward to updating and expanding this manual.

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