AMRT responding to call for 5 missing hikers in Eaton Canyon - April 5, 2013

A call was received just before 7am for 5 missing hikers, 4 males and 1 female, who began hiking yesterday morning at 6am and haven't returned.

Team members have responded. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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AMRT joined L.A. County Sheriff's VIDA program members for a hike in our local mountains - Saturday March 30, 2013

This Saturday, personnel from the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's VIDA (Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives) program participants from the Altadena and Temple stations for a hike in our local Altadena mountains. The Altadena station's VIDA program had taken program participants hiking in the past and was elated that the Temple station VIDA program was participating on this outing. AMRT, VIDA deputies, along with several volunteers led 24 at risk youth VIDA students on a hike into Rubio Canyon to teach the students forest safety, the importance of a hiking plan, and what to expect while hiking, including commonly seen wildlife. The students spent almost 3 hours hiking into the first waterfall. Several students have never been out of the city or have ventured into the forest before. Many of the students were concerned about the recent death in Eaton Canyon. The students saw first-hand how treacherous, steep, and crumbly the mountain is just off trail. This is the third successful trek with the VIDA program participants and as always, we wished the students the best of luck with completion of the VIDA program and in their future endeavors.

For more information on the Sheriff's VIDA program visit: http://www.vida.la

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Male injured, female killed after fall in Eaton Canyon - March 23, 2013

A 17-year-old female was killed and an 18-year-old male was injured after falling while hiking in Eaton Canyon above the waterfall.

The male was airlifted to the hospital in unknown condition. The female hiker did not survive the fall and was pronounced at the scene. 

Two other individuals, ages 17 and 18, hiking with the victims were unhurt.

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Team members responding to a call for injured hikers above Eaton Canyon falls

Team members responding to a call for injured hikers above Eaton Canyon falls. Updates will be posted as they become available

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Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responds to call for lost hikers above Echo Mountain – March 11, 2013

A call came in shortly after 8pm for two hikers lost on Echo Mountain off the trail. The informants were the actual victims themselves and were able to provide a rough description of their location to the team.

Because of their position off the trail, a team was sent up to Inspiration Point; from there they would hike approximately 1 mile down a ridgeline to a position above the stranded hikers.Once located, it was determined they were approximately 200 feet below the rescuers and roughly 1500 feet above the canyon bottom; because of their position, the best option was to raise the victims up to the ridgeline. A team member was lowered down to the victims, who were safely extricated from their position on the mountainside. They were then escorted by the team safely back down the mountain.

The operation completed just after 2am.

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How did they get off trail?,running from a bear or some wildlife that for some reason made them leave the safety of the trail.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 7:07 AM
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Altadena Mountain Rescue Team detains domestic violence suspect while on their way to the Winter Reaccreditation exercise

While on their way to the Winter Reaccreditation exercise being held at June Lake Ski Resort on Saturday March 2nd, members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team put their Sheriff's training to good use.

Five members of the team stopped off at a local market on their way to the exercise at June Lake Ski Resort from the hotel. It was at this market where members were approached by a female in the parking lot. She was obviously distraught and showed signs of abuse. Although shaken, the victim was able to convey to members of the team a rough description of the suspect. Moments later the suspect was spotted in the trees behind the building. Two sworn members of the team were able to detain the suspect until units from the Mono County Sheriff's Department arrived to take him into custody.

With the suspect in the custody of local law enforcement and the victim in good hands, the five members of AMRT joined the rest of the team at the winter reaccreditation exercise, where they collectively earned a nearly perfect score for the day.

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Rescue Courses like these can save your life.
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Altadena Mountain Rescue Team successfully completes the 2013 Mountain Rescue Association Snow & Ice Reaccreditation

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.

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"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."

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Images from the 2013 Snow & Ice Reaccreditation have been posted to the gallery at amrt.org

Images from the Mountain Rescue Association 2013 Snow & Ice Reaccreditation held this past weekend in June Lake, California have been added to the gallery. Click here to see all of the images.

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AMRT rescues 14 year old male stuck 400' above Eaton Canyon Monday February 18th

At approximately 5:30pm on Monday February 18th, a call came in for a 14 year old male stuck 400' above canyon bottom in Eaton Canyon. The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded and after assessing the situation determined the best option, based on the victims position and lack of injuries, would be to raise him to the ridge above. Members of the team made their way up the mountain and to a position roughly 300' above the victim. Once a lowering system was rigged, a member of the team was sent down to the victim. Once on scene, the rescuer placed the young male into a rescue harness and began the 300' ascent to the ridgelline above. Now safely with the team members above, the victim was walked out and reuinted with his mother, who had initially called in the request for aid. The operation concluded at 10:30pm.

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Support the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team today, make a donation online

If you missed the opportunity to claim a 2012 tax deduction, you can still donate to AMRT and secure your tax donation for 2013. 

 

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 Altadena and other nearby communities.

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This is one of the oldest organization. And they are doing a wonderful job. I am completely supporting their activities and would ... Read More
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A few hours remain to donate and receive a deduction on your 2012 taxes

Donate to AMRT before midnight via PayPal and receive a tax deduction for 2012. Please know that donations, in any amount, are greatly appreciated and will allow the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team to continue to train and respond at the high levels our operations demand.

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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 Altadena and other nearby communities.

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Donate to AMRT today and receive a tax deduction for 2012

 

Donate to AMRT today and receive a tax deduction for 2012. Please know that donations, in any amount, are greatly appreciated and will allow the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team to continue to train and respond at the high levels our operations demand.

 

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay 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 Altadena and other nearby communities.

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AMRT donation drive is underway

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 Altadena and other nearby communities.

Many of you will likely be receiving a mailer from AMRT in the next few days, if you have not received it already. If you would like an electronic (PDF) copy that you can forward to friends and family, click on the cover image below. Please know that donations, in any amount, are greatly appreciated and will allow the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team to continue to train and respond at the high levels our operations demand.

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Successful membership drive held Sunday December 2nd at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Despite the rainy weather, a number of people showed up throughout the day to inquire about becoming a member of the team. Click on the image below to be taken to the gallery to see a few pictutes from the day.

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AMRT will hold a membership drive on Sunday December 2nd at Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Ever consider mountain rescue?  Altadena Mountain Rescue Team needs you!​

Interested in becoming a member of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team? Join us at a membership drive to be held Sunday, December 2, 2012 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. For more information, please visit the team website at www.amrt.org.

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AMRT responding to call for 4 lost hikers in Eaton Canyon

AMRT is responding to a call for four hikers lost in Eaton Canyon above the first waterfall. They are reported as uninjured. This post will be updated as the operation progresses.

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UPDATE: Team responds to call for injured rider and horse after fall from trail

UPDATE: The horse has been evac'd to the fire road. Attempts to rescue via helicopter were unsuccessful, so a path was cut allowing the horse to be walked up to the trail. The owner and the horse are uninjured and are walking out with members of the rescue team.

   

AMRT is attempting to rescue a horse that fell while navigating a mountain trail in the Angeles National Forest above Altadena.

The horse and rider fell in the El Prieto Canyon area, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Angela Shepherd. The rider was not hurt, said Shepherd.

Responders are attempting to stage a helicopter rescue after an earlier helicopter rescue attempt failed. Rescue vehicles have not been able to reach the horse because the animal is at a very high elevation, according to a Sheriff's Dept. statement.

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A few photos from the Search and Tracking training from October 28th have been added to the gallery

Click Here to see all the images

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Sunday evening call for 5 lost hikers looking for second waterfall in Eaton Canyon - October 28, 2012

After a successful day of search and tracking training in Millard and Grand Canyons, the call came out Sunday evening just before 9pm for five lost hikers, last seen at approximately 4pm. According to the informant, who was at the nature center, they were looking for the second waterfall in Eaton Canyon and were overdue. Members of the team proceeded up canyon towards the first waterfall, while other members were staged at the nature center on the chance that the lost hikers made it down on their own, which turned out to be the case. The team that was working their way up canyon intercepted the five lost hikers on their way out, which included two children, ages 3 and 5, along with three adults of varying ages. Upon learning of the fact that the children were taken up the ridgeline above the first waterfall, the parents were educated on the extreme dangers of that route, especially for such young, incapable children. Having also been informed of the number of serious injuries and deaths that had occurred in recent years, they were sent on their way, hopefully with a better understanding of the seriousness of their actions. 

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