The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making us the oldest Search and Rescue association in the United States.
The MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. We do so by improving the quality, availability, and safety of mountain search and rescue. With over 90 government authorized units, the MRA has grown to become the critical mountain search and rescue resource in the United States.
The most recent issue of the MRA Meridian newsletter is now available. Lots of interesting articles, including an update on our exchange program with the Chinese Mountaineering Association, the use of spot weather forecasts, and a conversation about the difficult topic of missions for suicidal subjects.