Thunderbolt Peak Rescue

At 4:30pm on August 26th, two climbers were on a portion of the Palisade Traverse in the North Couloir of Thunderbolt Peak when the male of the party took a 300-foot tumbling fall suffering major trauma. The party had a PLB (personal locator beacon) which they activated. Sequoia and Kings National Park (SEKI) took the […]

Mt. Whitney Multiple Injuries

At approximately 9:30am on Sunday, June 10th Inyo County Search and Rescue was notified of an accident involving three victims above Mt. Whitney’s Trail Camp. One hiker had slipped while ascending the snow-filled ‘Chute’, a hazardous short-cut often used in the spring when the normal trail is under snow, tumbling an estimated 500’, hitting the […]

SOS Signal Below Trail Crest

On the evening of Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hiker near Trail Crest on the Mount Whitney Trail who was flashing an SOS signal with his headlamp.  The reporting party could not provide a description of the subject or any information regarding their condition. The reporting party was […]