Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Members of the Cave and Technical Rescue Team, and local canyoneers spend the day removing graffiti at Monkey Face Falls. The challenge was to get the power washer into position.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Minimalist Rescue Techniques in San Antonio Canyon

Rain was steady, but the thunderstorm never materialized. The team spent the day working with guiding lines and moving directionals to evacuate harness-bound patients. These evacuation techniques are useful in avoiding obstacles such as waterfalls.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cave Team Completes MRA Technical Rescue Re-Accreditation

The California Region of the Mountain Rescue Association held its annual re-accreditation. This year was technical rescue, and it was hosted by Sierra Madre Search and Rescue in Joshua Tree National Park. The Cave Team successfully completed a technical evacuation, personal rope skill assessment, pick-off rescue of a stranded climber, and the medical care and evacuation of a severely injured climber.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rope Rescue Training Nov 2014

We spent the day raising and lowering a patient in the litter using a variety of methods. We focused on the comparison of twin-tensioned systems and systems that used un-tensioned belays. We also worked the edge with and without a gin pole.