Gear in the Wild: Special Operations Medic rappels down a cliff face

A special operations combat medic from the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) repels down a cliff side at a Fort Carson, Colo. training area to retrieve a mock-casualty during medical evacuation training Nov. 9. During the two-day training event, medics from 10th SFG(A) were placed in several different scenarios and tested on a variety of medical and evacuation-related tasks, such as repelling down a cliff side to retrieve a casualty, rendering medical aid, and hoisting the casualty back up the cliff for evacuation by helicopter.

Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jorden M. Weir

To see how soldiers are first trained to repel, watch the video below: