• Creator
  • Mountain Rescue Council
  • Created Date
  • 1960
  • Description
  • The Mountain Rescue Council was established in 1948 by a group of veteran climbers including Ome Daiber, Wolf Bauer, Arne Campbell, Max Eckenburg, Dorrell Looff, Kurt Beam and Dr. Otto Trott. Many of the members were already experienced in rescue operations and recognized a need for a more formalized rescue service because of the increasing popularity of outdoor recreation, specifically mountain climbing. As demand increased, local chapters of... more
    The Mountain Rescue Council was established in 1948 by a group of veteran climbers including Ome Daiber, Wolf Bauer, Arne Campbell, Max Eckenburg, Dorrell Looff, Kurt Beam and Dr. Otto Trott. Many of the members were already experienced in rescue operations and recognized a need for a more formalized rescue service because of the increasing popularity of outdoor recreation, specifically mountain climbing. As demand increased, local chapters of the Mountain Rescue Council were established outside of Seattle. Between 1952 and 1953 the organization was involved in 15 full-scale rescue operations involving incidents from avalanches to plane crashes. They gained recognition and began fundraising to obtain the proper equipment to meet the needs of a large rescue organization. In 1959, the National Mountain Rescue Association was formed including groups from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Arizona and California. In 1960, Mountain Rescue Council Members Pete Schoening... less
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