UPDATE June 18 – The search continues for missing man, Ling Dao. Dao was last seen, according to reports from hikers, on June 12 ascending Mt. Whitney, and (potentially) the summit of Whitney. Resources for today include: Inyo SAR, Mono SAR, China Lake Mountain Rescue, and aerial reconnaissance from CHP- Inland Division Air Operations. Additionally […]
On June 15 at around 5:45pm, a male and female party of two were “simul-climbing” (a climbing technique where all climbers climb at the same time while tied into the same rope) the technical rock route “Sun Ribbon Arete” on Temple Crag in the Palisades region of the Sierra Nevada. At about 12,600’ (about 200′ […]
H-82 with two hoist rescues near #mtwhitney yesterday. One near The Whitney Portal and the second farther up the trail near Mirror Lake. Both injured hikers were transported to local hospitals.
On May 18 (around 10:00pm), Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a back-country skier that possible human remains were discovered in the Big Pine Creek Canyon (south-fork) area. The following day the reporting party was interviewed and aerial support was requested. On May 20, CHP – Inland Division Air Operations arrived and transported […]
On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting a rescue near Mt. Whitney. A party of four climbers attempting to summit Mt. Russell (14,088’) had gotten off route while descending and were stuck on the side of a cliff above a steep couloir (around 13,000’ […]