Tonight we executed a technical rope rescue of a fallen hiker on granite mountain. The navy SAR helicopter was then able to perform a successful hoist. Thanks to teams working together- @KSCARA @ESAR @kingcounty4x4searchandrescue
Seattle Mountain Rescue folks out last night supporting our friends and colleagues at the 4th annual Peaks of Life Mountain Gala. The event raises money for the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children's Hospital and was founded by SMR member @mtnbumbarker . @peaksoflife
It was a long night as teams responded to Lake Kulla Kulla and Granite Mountain yesterday. Teams were called out around 3PM, when a forest ranger heard calls for help from Mt. Defiance. It had turned out one hiker was stranded on a small ledge, while another had fallen about 100 feet from the same spot to the lake shore below. A team did some spicy climbing on wet rock to the stranded hiker to get him back down safely, and then teams from SMR and King County Explorer Search and Rescue worked to stabilize, package, raise and carry the injured hiker that had fallen back to the trailhead. While teams were responding to Lake Kulla Kulla, we received another call out for two lost hikers on Granite. We diverted one of our members that was headed to the first mission to Granite instead to help locate them.
Say hello to Topeka, one of subjects from our training week! She's a retired guide dog one of our members just adopted and was an absolute sweetheart as we practiced packaging, lowering, and raising her. We help rescue a few animals every year, so like to make some time to practice working with our furry friends too. #mountainrescue