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RMRG is a fully
accredited Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) team


For rescue assistance, call 911 or Boulder County Sheriff's dispatch
(303) 441-4444



Thanks to our supporters:
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Playing for Real

Playing for Real "Playing for Real" is our new book covering years of dramatic rescue stories in the mountains and canyons of Colorado and beyond.
  • Gripping tales of tragedy and triumph in the mountains
  • Rescue stories through the eyes of a team member
  • Historical vignettes of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group on its 60th anniversary
  • Author proceeds go to RMRG
Playing for Real describes what goes through a rescuer's head, from the excitement of the initial ring of the pager to searching for and finding victims. The rescuer will share with you the challenges of stabilizing and preparing a critically injured victim for evacuation-moving the victim to emergency vehicles (sometimes down hundreds of feet of rock wall), and often dealing with death in remote, difficult terrain.

Playing for Real is an evocation of the mountain rescue experience, a history of one of the finest mountain rescue groups in the country, and a celebration of 60 years of saving lives in the backcountry.

Mark Scott-Nash, 2007

The book is available by mail order from RMRG at our contact address. Payment by check in advance. Pricing:
$12.00 per book, includes tax.
$1.50 per book for shipping.

Buy directly from us, and all proceeds directly benefit RMRG!

Table of Contents:
Autumn
     	Pinecliffe
	Death and the Beginning
	Mountain Search and Rescue in Boulder
	Boulder Falls
Winter
	The White Trap
	Genesis
Spring
	Watershed
	Downed Aircraft
	Pioneers
Summer
	Deadman Gulch
	Outrageous Fortune
	Vision on Apache Peak
	The First Diamond Evacuation
Autumn
	Mutual Aid
	Eye of the Needle


Mountain Search and Rescue Techniques

Mountain Search and Rescue Techniques "Mountain Search and Rescue Techniques" answers the question: "What does the individual need to know to be competent in mountain search and rescue operations?"

W.G. May, Published by RMRG, 1973
The book is available by mail order from RMRG at our contact address. Payment by check in advance.

Pricing:
$10.00 per book, includes taxes and shipping.
$7.00 per book for orders of 5 or more, plus shipping.

Buy directly from us, and all proceeds directly benefit RMRG!

Table of Contents:
1) General Mountaineering
2) Survival Techniques
3) Lightning
4) Individual Responsibilities
5) Legal Aspects of Mountain Rescue
6) Personal Equipment
7) Rescue Equipment
8) Rope
9) Knots
10) Steel Cable
11) Communications
12) Map, Compass, and Grid
13) Introduction to Search Techniques
14) Sighting and Observation Techniques
15) Aircraft in Search and Rescue
16) Dogs in Mountain Search
17) Snowmobiles
18) Avalanche Conditions and Rescue
19) Ascending Fixed Lines
20) River Crossings
21) First Aid
22) Non-technical Evacuations
23) Technical Rock Evacuations I: The Scree Evac
24) Technical Rock Evacuations II:  High Angle Evac
25) Anchors I: Rock
26) Hauling Systems
27) Suspension Systems
28) Evacuation on Snow
29) Anchors II: Snow Anchors and Belays
30) Crevasse Rescue
31) Improvisation Techniques
32) Third Man Techniques
33) Long Face Evacuation
34) Aircraft Accidents
35) Helicopter Operations
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