Lone Pine Peak climber fell

A 23 year-old male reported that he fell approx 50 feet while climbing the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak.  He reported pain in his leg, arm and back; he was bleeding profusely and had lost of consciousness briefly.  He and his party were about 3/4 of the way up Lone Pine Peak.  A Bishop SAR team of […]

Whitney, AMS

Call from concerned hikers a disoriented and obviously endangered hiker is trying to keep going up but is not equipped and can not physically or mentally function.  Estimated 30 year old male name not known, in trail camp with probable AMS and hypothermia.  I got call @ 10PM, just got to bed, made a call out […]

Telescope Peak

We had a search training April 21, hiking for most of the day.  We had made it back to the hut and most people had pulled out, heading home to relax.  Then we got a callout @3pm for a missing mountaineer attempting a Badwater-to-Telescope peak trip.  We loaded up and headed south on the 3 hour trip to […]

Buttermilk Search/Training

On Saturday, Gary, Mike, Justin, Paul and Julia left the Posse Hut at about 9AM to resume the search for a camper and hiker who has been missing since July.  The proposed search focus was in the western edge of the Buttermilk area,north of the Piute Crags and at the headwaters of Birch Creek.   Unfortunately, we […]

Death Valley Search

Subject: 67 year old male, a  personal trainer was found missing at 8AM; last seen after dinner in a Death Valley campground.  No clues or tracks, unknown direction of travel, subject on medication for epilepsy. He had completed a 51 mile bike ride the day before.  Shoe size 9.5, type unknown. Weather: Overall very nice, […]