A block and tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift heavy loads.
A friction hitch is a kind of knot used to attach one rope to another in a way that is easily adjusted.
Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.
Mountain rescue refers to search and rescue activities that occur in a mountainous environment, although the term is sometimes also used to apply to search and rescue in other wilderness environments.
A Prusik is a friction hitch or knot used to attach a loop of cord around a rope, applied in climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, caving, rope rescue, ziplining, and by arborists.
A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taut cable or belt, or transfer of power between the shaft and cable or belt.
Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls.
The trucker's hitch is a compound knot commonly used for securing loads on trucks or trailers.
A Tyrolean traverse is a method of crossing through free space between two high points on a rope without a hanging cart or cart equivalent.
Whitewater is formed in a rapid, when a river's gradient increases enough to create so much turbulence that air is entrained into the water body, that is, it forms a bubbly or aerated and unstable current; the frothy water appears white.