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OURAY MOUNTAIN
RESCUE TEAM

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Remembering our fallen
teammate Don 
Fehd

Don Fehd, a four-year volunteer on the team, perished Sept. 12 in a rollover accident on the Camp Bird Road. He was driving a tour Jeep with two tourists at the Drinking Cup cliff when the vehicle left the road and plunged down the canyon. All three occupants died. 

See story here.

Team membership
application process

OMRT receives a steady number of inquires about joining the team, and is working on standardizing its process. As we get closer to 2023, the team will publish a formal application on this website, then open a 30 to 45-day window for applications to be submitted. Then, in February 2023, applications will be processed by the Membership Committee.

So if you have an interest in volunteering, keep an eye 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

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

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

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Team hauls injured hiker down Sneffels trail

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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  47-year history. Proceeds from book sales will go to support the ongoing operations of OMRT

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2022 comprehensive
rescue reports  
HERE
2021 Annual report  HERE

HOW TO SUPPORT THE OURAY TEAM

  • Consider setting up monthly, quarterly or annual donations, online.

  • Buy an OMRT t-shirt or baseball cap at summer events, or at local retail locations.

  • Make the rescue team’s 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.