Tag Archives: Rescues

3 Rainier Helicopter Rescues on Rainier in 3 Weeks

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

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SPOT Used in Gannett Peak Rescue

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.

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Lost Hiker Burned Money to Keep Warm at Mount Rainier

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.

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50th Anniversary of Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

We’re a little behind but here’s an impressive history of the Alaska Mountain Group which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

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2 Rescued on Mount Hood After Doing Everything Right

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

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