PDF Version of Issue #59 of the Nylon Highway is now on-line. Everyone has access to all the electronic issues by clicking on the Nylon Highway button at the left. You'll get access to issues #43 through #59.
The Vertical Section now has a Facebook page.
Click on the Facebook button to the right.
Issues #43 - #59 of the Nylon Highway can be downloaded as single files in PDF format. See the Nylon Highway Page!
The Editor needs articles for the Nylon Highway. The current issue is very light, because no articles were submitted for publication. Please submit original articles, reprints, or web items, relating to vertical information. Please support your publication.
NEW!!! Intermediate Vertical Training Course Now On-line
Instructors can now download the complete course materials for the Intermediate Vertical Training Course from this website. Click on the Training button at the left.
NEW!!! Revised Basic Vertical Training Course Now On-line
Instructors can now download the complete course materials for the Basic Vertical Training Course from this website. Click on the Training button at the left.
Membership Change: At the 2008 Vertical Section meeting the Board elected to reduce the membership dues to zero ($0). New Requirements for membership in the Section can be found on the Membership Page, by clicking on the Membership button at the left. There's now no reason every caver interested in vertical caving techniques shouldn't join the Section.
Out-of-print Back Issues of NH are available On-line!
See the Nylon Highway Page!
Vertical Section "Symbolic Devices" are on sale to all Section members. T-shirts are available in both 50/50 blend and all-cotton. Support your Section and show your pride by displaying our 'colors'. See the "Symbolic Devices" page for descriptions and ordering information.
We need your help. There's a HUGE NEED for checking people's climbing gear before the Re-Belay Course and the Training Class. In 2007, we began to address this problem. John Woods, with others, spent hours checking gear during and after the climbing contest on Monday. Please contact him if you can help again this coming year at Convention. Even an hour of help would be great! His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. His mailing address is in the NSS Membership Directory.
To all who help the Section, thank you very much.
Photos from the Meetings and the Vertical Techniques Workshop. See the Photo Gallery Page!
Error in the NSS Members Manual! The contact information listed in the new MM is out-of-date. The current Officers list can be found on the "Board Members" Page, by clicking the button to the left of this page. Please pass this information on to other members you know who may not check the web pages regularly. Thanks for your help!
Members can now check their membership status on-line. See the Membership Page!
To All Vertical Section Members and interested parties ...
Please re-read the VS Constitution and By-Laws, so as to refresh your memories concerning our purpose and guidelines for the Section. This information could be helpful when you attend our meetings and/or participate in our elections. See the 'links' to these documents at the top of the "Board Members" page.
Please consider helping your Vertical Section to accomplish its purpose in some way. Whether at the NSS Convention or working from home, there are lots of jobs to be done.