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Don't step foot on a glacier without it.
If your next adventure involves glacier travel, make sure the Mammut RescYou Rescue Belay Device is clipped to your harness. In the event of a fall into a crevasse, the RescYou device allows for rapid self rescue or the rescue of another person with a compact 6:1 pulley system that can be attached directly to your harness. The device eliminates the need for you to setup a time-consuming system in a rescue scenario where every extra second counts.
- Innovative and compact 6:1 pulley system allows for quick self rescue or rescue of another person in the event of a fall into a crevasse
- Entire system weighs just 14 ounces and easily clips to a harness
- Certified to EN 567 standards for rope clamps
- Includes a safety card with brief crevasse rescue instructions
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Mammut RescYou review
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got 2 of these belay device, one for me and one for my teenager son. The obvious main forte are quickness to set-up (10 sec), ease of use (even with one valid hand or arm), idiot-proof safety (3 auto-locking cams) and no prior special belay technique (Prusik's, Mariner and so on...) is needed to know. Even a child or a woman can operate it without brute force. It works flawlessly on ropes with a diameter between 8 and 11 mm.
Each one of us is carrying that Mammut RescYou belay device on the back of his harness (see picture) together with 2 ice screws, 4 carabiniers, one nylon 120 cm long sewn sling and a 30 m long Beal Rando Dry Cover 8 mm rope in case of a rescue out of a crevasse while freeride skiing on glaciers in the french/italian/swiss alps.
Basically, your partner remaining on the surface just has to built a snow (with ski/shovel/pickel) or an ice (with 2 ice screws) deadman anchor, then clamp the Mammut RescYou belay device on the rope and there you're set for a hauling rescue job. Both members of the rescue party can use his own Mammut RescYou belay device at the same time on the rope to speed up considerably the hauling process if needed in deep-freezing temperatures.
The only cons is its limited use as an ascender only. The complete device cannot be used for an other usage other than hauling yourself or a buddy/payload, in contrast to the Petzl Crevasse Rescue kit where individual components of the kit can be used for other usage.
Can anyone comment on the pros and cons...
Can anyone comment on the pros and cons of the Rescyou vs a cravesse rescue kit from Petzl??
Never used this, but the concept and video make it look pretty cool. 6:1 mechanical advantage of this over a 3:1 z-drag and the time it takes to rig it...and no prussiks! I like the theoretical idea of sitting down and working it without a ton of walking and dragging repeatedly.
Frederico's video is the best one I found. Kind of vague in some ways, but the basics are there.
anyone have any first hand experience using...
anyone have any first hand experience using this? it looks awesome, but would love to hear some reviews. looking to pick one up for a rainier climb. later this summer.