Don't forget the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team this holiday season, make a tax deductible donation online

Established in 1951, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team is the oldest organization of its kind in Southern California and a founding member of the Mountain Rescue Association. as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization we do not charge for ANY searches or rescues no matter how extensive, difficult, or dangerous they may be. Consequently, over 50% of the funding for necessary equipment, vehicles, and training comes from private donations.

With this active operating tempo the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team is understandably hard on equipment and vehicles. Your tax-deductible donation today will ensure that the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team can continue in needed rescue services to the citizens of Los Angeles County.

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AMRT responds to morning call for missing 10 year old boy - 10-27-2013

The call went out just after 9am on Sunday October 27 for a missing 10 year old boy, not in the mountians but in the city. Members from AMRT mobilized and began to search the streets in the area the child was last seen. Two members of AMRT were able to locate the missing child approximately 1 hour after their search began.

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Rescue operation ends with a bizarre twist - Tuesday October 8, 2013

The call came in just before 4pm on Tuesday October 8th for a hiker stuck between the 1st and 2nd waterfalls in Eaton Canyon. AMRT responded to the canyon and discovered an individual along the west wall, clinging to a ridgeline approximately 150 feet above canyon bottom.

Rescuers climbed above the victim to assess the situation and determine a location to set-up a rescue system. Once in position, it was determined the best plan of action would be to request a helicopter pick-off. A county helicopter was directed to the rescuers location and the victim was successfully rescued.

It was soon discovered there was a second individual who had continued to climb up the canyon. He was found by two members of AMRT along another ridgeline and safely transported to canyon bottom.

After each of the victims was safely at the command post, it was discovered they each had outstanding warrants and were subsequently taken into custody.

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Ever consider mountain rescue? Altadena Mountain Rescue Team needs you! Membership Drive Saturday October 26, 2013

Interested in becoming a member of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team? Join us at a membership drive to be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr. in Pasadena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about the organization, meet members of the team, see rescue demonstrations, and learn how you can help. 

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25 year-old male rescued from cliff near first waterfall in Eaton Canyon – 9-11-2013

AMRT responded to a call for a hiker stuck on a cliff near the first waterfall in Eaton Canyon. Once on scene, rescuers found a 25 year-old male more than 200 feet above canyon bottom. A crew was dispatched to a location above the victim, where a system was set up and a rescuer was lowered down to his position. Once safely secured in the rescue harness, the rescuer and victim were lowered to the canyon bottom.

In all, the operation took 5 hours and utilized 14 rescuers from both Altadena and Sierra Madre mountain rescue teams.

The hiker, a resident of Los Angeles, was uninjured and transported to his vehicle.

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