, Boulder, CO; videography & production by
, thanks to both of them.
1 hour, 8 Minutes. WARNING: contains graphic images of injuries from
minutes 38 - 44
One of the benefits of being part of a search and rescue team, particularly one
so close to a lot of climbing activity, is learning lessons from others' mistakes.
Rocky Mountain Rescue Group shares some of these important lessons from the
last 15 years of climbing accidents in Boulder County.
This discussion, is based on our paper,
Rock Climbing Rescues: Causes, Injuries, and Trends in Boulder County,
. We outline simple climbing accident prevention measures and dispel
some myths about causes of climbing accidents.
The discussion will also provide some valuable insights on making an
assessment, if an accident occurs, of whether you should call for organized
rescue, and if you do, what you can do to tip the scales to a better outcome.
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