With a nearly perfect score, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team completed the 2013 Mountain Rescue Association Snow & Ice Reaccreditation. AMRT, along with more than 20 teams from throughout California, gathered in June Lake to complete the reaccreditation they had been training for these past months. The exercise consited of two parts, locating an injured victim and extracting them from the mountain along with a beacon search designed to simulate the search for an individual burried after an avalance. To see images from the exercise, click here.
"The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) is a national volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. The California Region of the Mountain Rescue Association consists of over 20 rescue teams from thoughout the state of California. Majority of the members are unpaid volunteers who are highly trained. Accredited teams must meet the high standards of the MRA and must be re-evaluated every five years in each of the three search and rescue skills: Search and Tracking, Technical Rock, and Snow and Ice. California MRA teams not only respond to search and rescue operations in the unit's area of responsibility, but will also respond to mutual aid calls anywhere in the state to assist other agencies."