Rope hauling is useful when travel is mainly over fairly flat areas or in very broken areas such as pack ice. Our hauling ropes are 8 mm red braided polypropylene (which floats), and include a heavy duty 10 mm shock absorber loop. The whole assembly allows about 2.5 m between hauler and pulk.
Ropes are attached to the hauling harness waistbelt loops by carabiners (optional purchase). It may also be convenient to put a carabiner into the system between the shock cord loop and where the hauler’s end is attached, making it easy to quickly unhitch from the system.
We supply DMM pro wire non screwgate karabiners – gate closed 24kN they may also be used in suitable climbing or rescue situations when security has to be assured.
Weight: with carabiners 340 grms (12 oz), without carabiners 228 grms (8 oz)
Trail shells always have rope hauling holes (10 mm) drilled as standard, in the top of the flange towards the front.
For Expedition pulks, the best position for hauling is lower down. Holes will be drilled if a hauling rope or a shaft is ordered – they both use the same holes. Where provision is only required for rope hauling, hauling loops need to be ordered. They are supplied with nuts, bolts and washers to attach through these holes.