Injured Climber, Mountaineer’s Route, Mt. Whitney

Late afternoon on Monday, Feb. 25, the team received a call out for an injured 50 year old female descending from the Mountaineer’s Route on MT Whitney. She and her guided party were at Iceberg Lake and descending to their camp at around 11,800 ft. Reporting party noted that she had been hit by a […]

A Dehydrated, Cold Bicyclist with AMS on White Mountain Road

On January 27, 2014 around 20:00, a small group of 3 Inyo SAR team members and the SAR Coordinator assembled at the Posse Hut to assist the subject down from White Mountain Road. The subject had been biking from Badwater Basin (-282 ft) in an attempt to reach the summit of White Mountain (14,252 ft) […]

Outpost Camp Search and Recovery

Despite the evening callout, most members were relieved to find out that it was a rare daytime mission for the next morning.  Team members were to assemble at the Posse Hut at 0700 on January 11 and to be prepared for a search for a missing 18 year old male last seen two days previously […]

Climber Fall at the Happy Boulders

At 15:07 on November 23rd, Inyo SAR was dispatched for an injured climber located approximately 1/2 mile along the trail to the Happy Boulders. She had apparently fallen from about 15 feet, and was complaining of severe back and ankle pain. More than 10 team members assembled, and a hasty team was deployed immediately. After […]

Overdue Climbers on Whitney East Face

On October 10 Inyo SAR responded to a report of an overdue climbing team of two. The reporting party stated that the two men had entered the Mt. Whitney zone via the North Fork trail the day before, with plans to climb Mt. Whitney’s East Face route. The East Face is a technical fifth class […]