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Early Season Winter Storm Causes Busy Week of Rescues

  From Saturday October 3 through Saturday October 10, Inyo SAR aided ten persons out of the mountains. The week began with a couple of cases of mild hypothermia on Mt Whitney. The team partnered with China Lake Mountain Rescue for the first event and spent all night hiking up to trail camp. Many reports had […]

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Surgicle Arete Rescue

In the early hours on Wednesday, September 2 Dispatch received a report of a climber who took a reported 40 foot tumbling fall off of the first pitch on a climb on the Surgicle Arete located on the western side of Temple Crag in the Palisades range. The fall occurred one day prior at approximately 1500 […]

Split Mountain East Arête of North Summit

On the morning of August 16th Inyo SAR was notified of two male climbers stranded on the East Arête of north summit of Split Mountain. One of the climbers was reported to have taken approximately a 30-foot lead fall the prior day (August 15th) suffering a 3 inch laceration to his right forearm and a […]

Seizure on the Mt. Whitney Trail

On Tuesday August 25, Inyo County Sheriff’s office was notified of a woman who was “unable to speak” and “in shock” at Mirror Lake on the Mt Whitney trail. At 19:00, SAR members were requested to respond. A hasty team of three Inyo SAR members was in the vicinity of Lone Pine; they quickly gathered […]

Jigsaw Pass Recovery

  On the evening of August 8, 2015 a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) device was set off requesting immediate helicopter evacuation for a patient with unknown injuries. The GPS coordinates placed the alert just below Jigsaw Pass in a Palisades subrange, just east of Mt Agassiz. A couple of hours later, another PLB message was received saying one word: […]