A party of 4 had planned on summitting Mt Whiney, “car-to-car” in a day. W/in sight of the summit hut, one member of the party displayed symptoms of AMS. It was decided that the remaining three would summit and she would wait for them…or head down (back to Whitney Portal) if she got cold or […]
07/16/12 6PM callout climber fell broken leg Gem Lake upper Rock Creek. 6 members responded and hiked trail to find injured climber trying to walk out, he refused a full assessment and to be carried out, but was willing to use crutches and we walked out with him where his party drove him to the […]
07/13/12 5AM callout probable HAPE situation at Iceberg Lake. Pt had been sick for 3 days and at 3AM started getting worse, coughing and had fluid in lungs. 5 member rescue team set up for a helo mission 1 member hiked up to make sure they were not already heading down the trail as we […]
07/09/12 Spot activation Brainerd Lake. 3 members responded to hut before we left building we found out the person had pressed the help button by mistake and had called authorities to let them know before we hit the trail.
07/08/12 8PM callout, leg injury at trail camp unable to continue. Challenging communication as the party had split up and was using small handhelds with poor reception. 2 member hasty team headed up the trail found a patient who had fallen and shattered his glasses embedding shards around the eye socket. Confirmed he was the […]