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OURAY MOUNTAIN

RESCUE TEAM

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OURAY MOUNTAIN

RESCUE TEAM

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OMRT cited in Denver news channel 
fund-raising effort for SAR teams;
week-long drive is underway

 

Watch 9News' Kyle Clark report here

Anyone,

Anytime,

Anywhere.

An all-volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives by performing back-country searches and rescues, and fostering safe outdoor practices through education.

~ Est. 1974 ~

 

38°00'58.9"N

107°40’25.1"W

Team hauls injured hiker down Sneffels trail

R-12 truck serves as anchor for rope system to access canyon bottom on Engineer Pass

Rescuers greet helicopter while aiding a teen hiker on Mt. Sneffels

Team hauls injured hiker down Sneffels trail

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December training prepped
for Ice Park season

At its second Saturday monthly training on Dec. 12, the Rescue Team built a Scottish Gullies guiding line rope system in the Ouray Ice Park. The training exercise envisioned a scenario of a fallen ice climber with a head injury at base of Aphrodite prow climb. As the summer recreation proved, the COVID-19 pandemic drove outdoor adventurers out into Ouray County's alpine country in typically high numbers. Winter acrtivity, likewise, is predicted to robust, with ice climbing., back-country and cross-country skiing expected to remain popular. The annual Ouray Ice Festival, Jan. 21-24, will adopt a virtual format, with 60 climbers in the Elite Mixed Competition, proper spacing in clinic venues, and evening events solely virtual/online.

Book chronicles
team's history

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

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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.

OMRT 2020 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, Inc. © 2019 - a Section 501(c)3 non-profit organization – Tax ID 75-2158092

P.O. Box 220 Ouray, CO 81427-0220