Injured Climber on Mt Abbot

Inyo County Search and Rescue and the CHP – Central Division Air Operations collaborated to rescue an injured climber on Mt. Abbot (13,711′). A solo 24-year-old male climber fell late Sunday while climbing a technical chute on the south-east side of Mt. Abbot. He sustained several serious injuries but was able to signal for assistance through […]

Multi-Agency Search for Missing Hiker on Mt Whitney

From July 20th to 24th, 2016, Inyo SAR participated in a search for a missing hiker on Mt Whitney. As the search grew, new evidence suggested the hiker was last seen on the western side of the Sierra Crest, and thus in Sequoia National Park. Sequoia and Inyo coordinated a joint effort involving many teams […]

Fatal Fall Descending U-Notch in the Palisades

Search and Rescue was contacted July 3, 2016, to assist in the body recovery of a fall victim. The 67-year old climber from Oakland, CA, fell approximately 800 ft during a descent from the U-Notch after climbing North Palisade. Inyo SAR was contacted the afternoon of July 3rd, but due to weather conditions late that day, […]

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