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Tag Archives: Rescues
There have been 3 helicopter rescues on Mount Rainier since June 10. *On June 26 a climber going up the Emmons Glacier Route to the summit developed breathing problems. A member of his party stayed with him and a helicopter … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting item of SPOT being used in a rescue on Gannett Peak. The Satellite Personal Tracker is often used in the backcountry for rescues in areas where you do not have cell phone coverage.
Here’s an amazing story of Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Wash., who burned $1 and $5 bills to keep warm after being separated from his group while snowshoeing in Mount Rainier National Park.
We’re a little behind but here’s an impressive history of the Alaska Mountain Group which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.
Two climbers did everything right in a rescue in white out conditions on Mount Hood. Mark Till and his son Robbie called for help giving authorities their GPS coordinates, activated a locator beacon, placed a bright-colored helmet on top of … Continue reading