Hunter trains soldiers on how to perform a high-angle rope rescue. It's not a clinical medicine skill, but it's an operational skill that Hunter teaches his medics if they need to move a patient up difficult terrain.
Hunter uses rope to walk up cliff

WINEGARNER: So thanks for coming out. We're going to do a little bit more advanced rescue training today, so this is something that you might need to use in the field if you're ever moving a patient over long distances or over difficult terrain. What this is called, it is called a three to one pulley system, to help you get a mechanical advantage to move somebody heavy, like our patient here today, up over difficult terrain.

Bit of a hike.

So we're going to run our anchor all the way around this, and then we're going to — it'll be in a straight line all the way down to our patient, so this is like the perfect spot, OK?

MALE: Pull. Pull. Pull. Pull.

WINEGARNER: So Roger, you safe there?

ROGER: Yeah.

WINEGARNER: You can probably unstrap. You guys want to come over here and see what — see what I'm seeing?

I was a little surprised we were having to work as hard as we were to get both Roger and the patient up, so we gotta make sure that the rope goes through the pulley, right? It's the first time, it's no big deal. You've never done anything like this, so next time you won't do that, right?

MALE 1: No, sir.

WINEGARNER: Good job, guys. That's your intro to high-angle rescue. 

Hunter Winegarner, M.D.
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Hunter Teaches a High-Angle Rescue

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