by Lester Kenway, Trail Services LLC
| This one-day workshop is divided between classroom presentations and outside demonstrations of equipment and techniques. Safe practices in the use of wire rope and rigging equipment will be presented; a variety of winches and specialty tools will be available to apply in different situations. Applications ranging from simple pulling/dragging situations to overhead skyline systems hundreds of feet long will be described or demonstrated. Note: Hardhats and leather gloves and boots are highly recommended for the outdoor sessions.
Slide Show – What can you do on the trail with Rigging Equipment?
Try different winches to move heavy objects – “feel” tension in the wire rope by using a dynamometer.
All participants will receive helpful handouts that summarize important information.
Students should wear clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the outdoor field work.
Indoor portions will be in the Stonewall Resort. Afternoon field exercises will take place in the Outdoor Trade Show area. Be prepared for cool breezes (gloves and hats recommended).
About the instructor
Lester Kenway, Trail Services LLC, has been working with wire rope and rigging equipment for 43 years. Since 1993, he has supplied equipment, advice and instruction in the safe use of rigging tools throughout the United States via his company, Trail Services LLC based in Bangor, Maine.
Lester has been involved in trails since 1971 through positions with the State of Maine, as an Appalachian Trail Volunteer, and as an independent contractor. He served as the Trail Supervisor at Baxter State Park for 22 years.
Attendance limit: 25
This session is limited to 25 participants. This participant limit is the maximum instructor/student ratio for a quality learning experience. When the limit is reached, our online shopping cart will no longer allow you to register for this workshop, however, a wait list will be started. In other words, if you are able to register online, you’re guaranteed a spot.
This workshop costs $60 early registration ($70 after March 14) for this 1 day workshop, for the extra expense of the high instructor: participant ratio, equipment and fuel, and other workshop logistics.
You will also need to purchase the All-Inclusive Conference Package of $125/person per day on each day of the workshop. This gives you all meals and breaks throughout the day, and conference/meeting rooms and resources.
Lodging costs $90/night (single or double occupancy).
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