Equipment & Gear, Product Announcements

Binder Lift Offers Assist To Courageous Climbers

McCall, Idaho – March 3, 2016  Courageous Kids Climbing announced today that they have received a special harness to assist their climbing coaches as they work with children with special needs to provide opportunities to experience various forms of rock climbing.

Courageous Kids Climbing Event Coordinator Jeff Riechmann said, “We have an event coming up in May in which we will be taking children with special needs to learn how to boulder on a bouldering field at Camp Pinewood in McCall, Idaho. One of our concerns was how to adequately control some of our courageous climbers as they scrambled over the boulders. So we started looking for a possible solution.”

Enter Binder Lift of Cody, Wyoming. Company President Dan Binder caught wind of the predicament and knew he had the solution. Binder said, “We make a harness that is designed to wrap around a patients upper body. Hand holds sewn into the harness, allow firefighters and paramedics to get a better grip when trying to lift patients from awkward situations, like caught between a toilet and a bath tub. We knew we had the solution for them.”

Most of the lifting harnesses manufactured by Binder Lift are designed to be used on obese patients. Courageous Kids Climbing works mostly with children. Binder added, “We recently manufactured several harnesses for emergency responders in Japan. Since these are smaller in size, we felt this was the answer to their problem.”

Riechmann chimed in, “We’ve played with it a little bit and it looks like it is going to work just perfect!”

“This is one of three equipment donations that we have received from rescue equipment manufacturers since our organization was formed two years ago. Because of the different situations we get into with the kids, the rescue equipment manufacturers are asking us to test their product on our climbers and report back with our findings,” said Riechmann. “This is a win-win for everybody.”

As for Binder Lift, “We just love the things that Courageous Kids Climbing is doing. And we just wanted to do our part!”