U Notch fall N. Palisade

7PM call about a climber who had taken a fatal fall in the U notch, it was too late for helo recon. Just to get to the base would be 12+ hour night time hike which would leave a very tired team since we had already been up all day. Decision was made to wait […]

Chestpain radiating down left arm, trailside meadows

Not all missions are urgent but this was another one where speed is a critical issue, 9 team members as light and fast as possible came from Bishop and Lone Pine. 29 yo solo hiker, was still trying to get down on his own power. H realized the only solutions to his problem was down […]

HAPE @ Trailcamp, w/ helicopter evac.

In the late afternoon of 8-14 a call came in that a 45 y/o female was having difficult time breathing at Trailcamp (12,000′) on the Whitney Trail. She was being monitored by a FS backcountry ranger, FS wanted INYO SAR to take over ASAP. 3 members responded as a hasty team. While the team was […]

Missing hiker Whitney main trial

Report of a 68 year old male hiker who got seperated from his group but was determined to summit somewhere along the line things got confusing as we had reports he was coming down the trail and later he was heading back up we after midnight, the teams not being prepared to overnight amd the […]