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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.

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“A LIFETIME OF STORIES”- Celebrating our 70th Year

Dave Christenson

Starting "scree evacuation" practice, somewhere in Boulder County, 1960s or '70s

Starting "scree evacuation" practice, somewhere in Boulder County, 1960s or '70s

Excerpt from Playing for Real: Stories from Rocky Mountain Rescue

By Mark Scott-Nash (RMRG retired)

A mountain rescue group was a revolutionary idea necessitated by an unprecedented cluster of mountaineering accidents and tragedies in the winter of 1946-1947. Volunteer mountain search and rescue groups were unheard of before this, when accidents were few and far between. Subsequent newspaper notices called for volunteers to meet and bring their ideas about search and rescue. The meeting time of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group was set for 7:30p.m., the same time meetings have been held ever since.

A steering committee was formed that consisted of Art Everson (the sheriff), Charles Hutchinson, C.A. Hutchinson Jr. Clinton Duvall, Evertt Long, Bruce Snow, Clayton Weaver (Forest Service ranger), Stuart Mace, Art McNair, and John Pederson . . .

Spectacular missions dot RMR’s history from those earliest days . . .

Check back here for the next installment of 70th stories: The RMR mission that gave “airplane gully” on Navajo Peak west of Boulder it’s name.