Mt Whitney Missions May 14th, 15th

After a slow few months to start off the year, the team conducted to missions on Whitney in two days. The first was near Lone Pine Lake. A hiker with possible altitude sickness required help after becoming nearly unresponsive Friday night, recovering enough to start hiking out the next morning, then falling down a snow […]

Dispatch 2015: Inyo SAR Annual Newsletter

Download and read our annual newsletter. (PDF document) Features include lots of pretty pictures, the story of a technical rescue from the patient’s perspective, and an analysis of a hyponatremia case on Mt Whitney. Dispatch 2015

Search in Meysan Lakes Area; Avalanche Fatality

In the afternoon of Saturday November 21, search and rescue volunteers from from numerous California Mountain Rescue Association teams were flown to Meysan Lake to continue the search for Michael Meyers. Based on the location of the helmet that was located and recovered on November 20, teams planned to search avalanche debris in the vicinity […]

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 […]

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 […]