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OURAY MOUNTAIN

RESCUE TEAM

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OURAY MOUNTAIN

RESCUE TEAM

Thinking about peak-bagging Sneffels? 

Rescuers watch over an injured 50-year-old hiker on the east couloir of Mount Sneffels as the sun rises early Saturday morning, July 31. The hiker fell about 40 feet as he descended through "The Notch" below the summit on Friday afternoon. Rescue efforts were hampered and delayed by rain, lightning and hail Friday afternoon. Four rescuers bivouacked overnight with the victim, and a high-altitude Air National Guard helicopter lifted him and an attendant off the mountain. The hiker was reported to be in good condition later that day. More photos 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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OMRT cited in Denver news channel fund-raising effort for SAR teams;

 

Watch 9News' Kyle Clark report here

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