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Injured Skier on Mt. Rainier – Mission Report

Thursday, November 21, 2013

TMRU Mission Report November 21, 2013 The rescue of an injured skier in the Panorama Point area above Paradise on the night of November 21st was made more complex when word came to rangers that a snowboarder was reported lost in the same area. At 3 p.m., word was received that a 36-year-old skier had fallen down a 200 foot ice field and had severely broken his knee. By the time rangers were able to reach and assess him, waning daylight precluded the safe use of a helicopter as a means of extrication, so rangers began setting up a technical raising. As they were doing so, it became apparent that... 

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TMRU now accepts donations through Qgiv

Thursday, October 10, 2013

TMRU is now set up with a Qgiv form** and TEXT to DONATE features. This allows anyone anywhere the ability to help us cover our costs of Training and Equipment expenses from Missions. With our new service you can set up a recurring donation of any amount per month or a one time donation as well. Simply text TMRU to 50155, they will return a text with “how much would you like to donate”, enter  any amount and be taken to our Qgiv Secure Server to complete the transaction where you can make it a one time or recurring donation.  Or if you prefer to donate online, simply use our secure Qgiv... 

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Skamania County Search for Missing Hiker- Mission Report

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5th, 2013 TMRU was asked to assist with the search for a 31-year-old hiker who had been missing since the previous Sunday. He became separated from his partner while looking for caves in the Big Lava Beds area about 10 miles north of the town of Cook. Poor weather and multiple missions in the area had hampered the prior search efforts. Berndt, Jeff, and Fran drove down to SAR Base located at Goose Lake, WA early Saturday morning. There were multiple teams ranging from local SAR teams to the military deploying from the crowded base. The subject had been hiking with a friend when they got... 

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Why am I involved in Mountain Rescue?

Morning Star Peak

The following article was written by Alan Givotovsky in January 2000. All the incidents he mentioned were all actual TMRU missions. Two climbers are overdue from a winter ascent of Mt. Rainier. You are on a search team halfway up to Camp Muir on a perfectly rotten evening in whiteout conditions. A stinging sleet is pelting your face as you stop to check compass headings. Teammates only five feet away are barely visible by the glow of their headlamps. And you ask yourself,... Read More

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Injured Skier on Mt. Rainier – Mission Report

TMRU Mission Report November 21, 2013 The rescue of an injured skier in the Panorama Point area above Paradise on the night of November 21st was made more complex when word came to rangers that a snowboarder was reported lost in the same area. At 3 p.m., word was received that a 36-year-old skier had […]

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News and Education

Newsletter Archives Restored

All of the historical newsletters which go by the name Rescue Rucksack have been brought back to life on this site. See what TMRU have been up to for the past 20 years by visiting the new Newsletter page. Stay tuned as we will once again be publishing new editions of the Rescue Rucksack in […]

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