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3720 Walnut St
Boulder, CO, 80301
United States

303-449-4141

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Inc. (RMRG) is an all-volunteer organization trained and equipped for search and rescue on mountainous terrain in all weather conditions. Founded in 1947, we are Boulder County's primary mountain rescue agency, but upon request also assist other mountain rescue teams outside the county. We also provide outdoor recreation safety education and disaster response services. RMRG is a non-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization and we do not charge for our services.

Certified & Accredited

RMRG Secures PrestigIous Mountain Rescue Association Accreditation

RMRG is proud to be a fully accredited member of the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) for another 5 years.

Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May, RMRG hosted over 35 evaluators and observers from 15 mountain rescue teams across Colorado and New Mexico. The members of these professional un-paid mountain rescue teams established challenging scenarios in high and low angle rope rescue, search, avalanche rescue and technical snow rescue.

RMRG was 'paged' out to these scenarios from our headquarters in Boulder, as if responding to real rescues all why being closely scrutinized by our peers. To retain our MRA accreditation RMRG required a passing vote by our peers on our capability to meet hundreds of detailed criteria for best practices in mountain rescue. We passed all scenarios with flying colors.

The Rocky Mountain Region of the MRA provides the highest standards of accreditation for Mountain Rescue teams in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Accreditation ensures that when teams across the region call for mutual aid from each other, they can have utmost confidence in that response. This region of the MRA responds to almost 1,300 calls for assistance annually. About 150 of those are from RMRG's primary response area, Boulder County.

We would like to thank all of our mountain rescue colleagues for their support in evaluating our skills and the vote of confidence in being recognized as one of the best mountain rescue teams in the nation.

RMRG is proud to be a fully accredited MRA peer of the following teams:

Alpine Rescue Team, Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council, Atalaya SAR, Mountain Rescue Aspen, Douglas County SAR, Grand County SAR, El Paso County SAR, Larimer County SAR, Routt County SAR, Summit County Rescue Group, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Western State College Mountain Rescue Team, Crested Butte SAR, Park County SAR, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Grand Teton National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

5 May-2013 Vertical/ high angle rope evacuation scenario: Litter attendant rescuers beginning to lower down Broken Rock to a (simulated) injured climber on a ledge out of site below. Photo Alpine Rescue Team, reproduced with permission.

5 May-2013 Vertical/ high angle rope evacuation scenario: Litter attendant rescuers beginning to lower down Broken Rock to a (simulated) injured climber on a ledge out of site below. Photo Alpine Rescue Team, reproduced with permission.

Avalanche search scenario: Rescuers (blue & red jackets) splinting a simulated broken leg of a (simulated) partially buried avalanche accident victim (green jacket). Legs of regional scenario evaluators standing behind. Photo Greg Foley, Grand County Search and Rescue, reproduced with permission.

Avalanche search scenario: Rescuers (blue & red jackets) splinting a simulated broken leg of a (simulated) partially buried avalanche accident victim (green jacket). Legs of regional scenario evaluators standing behind. Photo Greg Foley, Grand County Search and Rescue, reproduced with permission.

Scree evacuation scenario: Rescuers performing scree evacuation during RMRG's 2013 re-accreditation test. Rescuers lift the litter borne (simulated) injured party and lean against the tension of a belayed lowering rope.

Scree evacuation scenario: Rescuers performing scree evacuation during RMRG's 2013 re-accreditation test. Rescuers lift the litter borne (simulated) injured party and lean against the tension of a belayed lowering rope.