Rigging solutions

We can get you where you need to go. 

Our creative and experienced experts are dedicated to building safe, clean and practical rigging.


We provide bespoke rigging solutions and specialist teams individually selected for each project.

As well as being IRATA Qualified, our expert rigging teams specialise in Rock climbing, Big Wall climbing, Mountaineering and caving. We use adaptive rigging systems best suited for each environment.

For any Height Safety or rigging related questions please contact Chief Rigger Waldo Etherington. He will be happy to assist with your enquiries.



We can design and execute the perfect rope access setup for you’re needs, virtually anywhere in the world. Our team of specialist have worked on every continent creating practical solutions for all types of industry.


Our specialist consultants can review and assist you in your rigging endeavor, ensuring you end up with a safe and viable solution to achieving your goals.


Getting you into the trees.

We all love to be in the trees! If your project involves an element of tree based activities we can provide a wealth of knowledge and experience and specialised equipment through CANOPY ACCESS LTD.



All operatives have tropical rainforest experience and we can provide the best possible advise and service in this environment.

Waldo Etherington (Remote Ropes Founder) has completed numerous rainforest expeditions over the past ten years and has more experience climbing big trees than anyone else in the world of his age. He has climbed many of the tallest trees in the world and is the Chief Instructor at Canopy Access Ltd.

The use of ropes to facilitate a rescue operation is often the most effective solution in wilderness locations or when working at height. We employ a variety of traditional and modernised mountain rescue techniques throughout all our roped based work and always have a comprehensive rescue plan in place.


Providing industry Camera Operators who know the ropes.

All remote ropes operatives are very experienced with working alongside film crews. We pride ourselves on being helpful and friendly and always strive to provide the best possible service on a personal and professional level.

We can provide experienced rope based cameramen to get the shots you want or simply cater for your team ensuring all members are able to get to where they need to be.

We work closely with Moving Picture Hire Ltd and can provide, rig and operate cranes, dollys and cable camera rigs.


 Teaching you the skills necessary to be prepared and safe on your project.


Remote Ropes workshops delve deep into the art of rigging. For wilderness techniques there is no better training in the UK or Europe. From one or two day advanced Knotcraft classes to seven day mountain rescue workshops. Please contact us to find out more.



All our workshops are based in the historic rope and net making town of Bridport in Dorset. If you would like a class near you then we can arrange this if there are 6 or more individuals who can attend. Please note that ALL our workshops are at an advanced level so prior experience with rope is essential.


Ensuring your project has a solid rescue procedure in place.



 Waldo is the chief climber and rigger at Remote Ropes. He is a very experienced remote location rigging specialist and has trained all over the world in many rope based disciplines. 

With a uniquely comprehensive range of qualifications and experience from tropical rainforest canopy exploration to big wall first ascents in the arctic and traditional mountain rescue training in the USA, he has completed many successful expeditions for Disney, The BBC, ZDF, Discovery and many independent television and film companies.

 If it involves rope then you can count on Waldo to provide a high quality and friendly service.


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