An all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives by performing back-country searches and rescues, and fostering safe outdoor practices through education.
~ Est. 1974 ~
Recent rescue incidents
Demand for the services of Rescue Team continued to be robust in 2019 with 25 incident callout, though just shy of the record number in 2018. Above, the team wheels out a fallen climber on the Oak Creek Trail. Right, an attendant guides the recovery of a motorcyclist's body off the Engineer Pass road. Summaries of 2019 rescues are here.
With the 2018 publication of "No Individual Heroes: Ouray Mountain Rescue Team," team alum Karen Mollica Risch culminated years of research and interviews to tell the plethora of incidents in the team's 44-year history. Proceeds from book sales will go to support the ongoing operations of OMRT
HOW TO SUPPORT THE OURAY TEAM
Consider setting up monthly, quarterly or annual donations, online.
Buy an OMRT t-shirt or baseball cap directly, or at local retail locations.
Make the rescue team’s new endowment a beneficiary in your will.
Purchase a Rescue Barn Brick.
Buy a Colorado search & rescue card at Ouray Mountain Sports or OMRT and CORSAR websites.
Be prepared and safe when you venture in the alpine backcountry.