• Creator
  • Mountain Rescue Council
  • Created Date
  • 1955
  • Description
  • The newsletter recounts a 2 day rescue training operation held at Stevens Pass on June 11 and 12. On Saturday, the group practiced avalanche rescue, locating a dummy buried in a man-made slide created by Bill Parke from the Forest Service. According to the newsletter, "A hasty search led by Otto Ross of Oronado, Wash., demonstrated initial action in locating slide victims, while a follow-up party under Louis Whittaker, recently returned from t... more
    The newsletter recounts a 2 day rescue training operation held at Stevens Pass on June 11 and 12. On Saturday, the group practiced avalanche rescue, locating a dummy buried in a man-made slide created by Bill Parke from the Forest Service. According to the newsletter, "A hasty search led by Otto Ross of Oronado, Wash., demonstrated initial action in locating slide victims, while a follow-up party under Louis Whittaker, recently returned from two years in the army's mountain training program in Colorado, performed organized probing, eventually discovering a dummy." The second day consisted of a search for a bivouac party that had set out the previous day. Once the group was located along Big Chief Ridge, a number of rescue techniques were demonstrated to get the members successfully off the ridge. The newsletter also discusses the proceedings from the Mountain Rescue Council board meeting in which Chairman Ome tendered his resignation and information was provided about two pilots... less
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  • Newsletter
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