Scree evacuation of an injured climber, March 27, 2017, Eldorado Canyon State Park.Read More
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RMRG members coordinated the rescue of a stuck scrambler who had climbed up the north side of the Third Flatiron on the morning of Monday, September 19. After finding himself in precarious, technical terrain, the scrambler began yelling for help. A bystander heard the screams, located the stuck party and called 911. Rocky Mountain Rescue Group responded to the call, sending in roped climbing teams from both above and below the scrambler. Once secured, the uninjured scrambler was lowered to the trail and hiked out to the trail-head. RMRG never charges for rescue services, and there were no fees/charges associated with this rescue.
RMRG rescues many stuck scramblers in the Flatirons and would like to take this opportunity to remind people that the Flatirons are composed of many technical routes. Scrambling, with or without ropes, can be very dangerous. It is easy to unintentionally end up in difficult terrain. Always be aware of dangerous terrain (lichen, pine needles, moss, loose rock, water) on less traveled routes. When planning a climb make sure to research route descriptions, including instructions on how to return back down to the trail. Remember that climbing up is often easier than down-climbing.
Only attempt to climb a features which you have researched and have the proper gear/expertise to safely complete.
Transferring an injured party to an air ambulance, Betasso Preserve, September 11, 2016Read More
Rescuers performing a night scree evacuation of an injured party along the base of the 2nd Flatiron. Rescuers pull the litter against a lowering belay rope (not visible) tied to the head end of the litter.Read More
On Friday May 20th, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group responded to a 911 call for an injured party near the Tonnere Tower area of Boulder Canyon.Read More
The fall 2015 Mountain Rescue association newsletterRead More
That slow and deliberate atmosphere changed at 8:56 when a page went out for RMR to“respond to the Bear Peak summit for an open, compound fracture”.Read More
Getting ready for Thursday night at the Walnut Brewery! Come on out at 6pm for our Mountain Rescue Ale tapping, a tour of our rescue truck and to mix/mingle with friends. Get a free pint from 6-6:30.Read More
View of a lowering station along the South Ridge of Mount Sanitas, where the evacuation left the trail to descend west to the Mount Sanitas Valley (Fire) Road.Read More
(Year to date call chart, call number on left, day of year on bottom. Red=previous max, Grey=10yr avg, Blue=min)Read More
Evacuation of an injured hiker from the Chautauqua area this evening, 2015 call # 161. Arriving darkness and the tendency towards fatigue at the end of an outing increase the risk of a mis-step. Be careful out there.
Apologies for impaired photo quality, but a phone image is better than nothing?
Exciting news! Boulder County Dispatch is now equipped to receive 911 requests via text message for those without enough reception to call.
"Text-to-9-1-1 service is only recommended if it is the only option and making a voice call to 9-1-1 is not possible. Remember to Call If You Can, Text If You Must." See the link below for more information.
We assisted in making a movie: The Grand Rescue. Members of RMRG traveled to Jackson, Wyoming in 2011 to assist Swirl Productions in the filming of a documentary about the 1967 rescue of a severely injured climber off of the North Face of the Grand Teton.
RMR is entering its Fall recruitment period. We have open spaces and are looking for volunteers for field members. Volunteering for RMR is a lot of work, but is uniquely rewarding.
Our next Wednesday night meeting is on September 2, 2015 in Humanities 250 on CU Campus.
If you're interested in the Search and Rescue volunteer lifestyle, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping busy here this summer. Be careful out there. 2015 call #87, rescue of an injured hiker. Best wishes for a quick & speedy recovery.
Elite ultra-distance trail runner Dave Mackey is recovering in stable condition after sustaining severe leg injuries that resulted from a fall off of a rocky ridge near the top of Bear Peak in Boulder, Colo., on the morning of May 23.Read More
Short scree evacuation of a person injured from a paragliding accident. Scree evacuation down an open hill side. Best wishes to the injured party for full & speedy recovery.Read More
An injured hiker was rescued by Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, members of the Boulder City Fire Department and AMR Ambulance.Read More