Search and Rescue Weekly..

Injured Climber Rescued During Spring Storm – 

The combined efforts of search and rescue teams from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Ouray Mountain Rescue, West Elk Mountain Rescue and Western State Mountain Rescue resulted in the successful evacuation of an injured climber from the Atlantis buttress during a spring storm on Sunday, April 13th.

The park received a report of an injured climber on Saturday evening.  Climbing rangers, including a park paramedic, located the climber late that evening and bivouacked overnight with him, treating his several injuries.  He was injured when he pulled a large boulder off the wall while leading a pitch on a route called “Hotlanta” on the Atlantis buttress.

Additional technical rescue teams arrived on Sunday to help raise the climber 1,800 feet to the canyon’s North Rim. Intermittent whiteout conditions with heavy, wet snow and gusty winds challenged the rescuers during this high angle rescue.

The climber, who is from Durango, Colorado, was taken to a medical facility with ankle, chest, and facial injuries. He is in stable condition.

Lost in the desert and forced to spend the night out –

Stuck on a ledge after taking a short cut –

Injured in a canyon –

Father and son go hunting, end up with broken leg and hypothermia –

Body of missing hiker found –

Three days in stuck in canyon country –

SAR for missing hiker continues, but volunteer efforts scaled back due to subject drug abuse and violent behavior history –

Injured hunter rescued –



2 thoughts on “Search and Rescue Weekly..

  1. Jake

    I believe your pic there is from Yosemite sar. They had a crazy helicopter rescue from a buttress where guy broke his back in multiple spots. Crazy stuff


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