Check out this rundown of the basic steps to create a munter hitch, presented by Boreal River Rescue and Five 2 Nine productions. Taking a page from the rock climbing book, the steps are fairly simple, but worth practicing for that rare occasion you find yourself in a cliffside, vertical, or steep section of river where the ability to load a rescue rope in a basic belay system is critical. Using this knot with a locking rescue carabiner can provide the necessary tools needed in a more complex rescue without the need for extra equipment.

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