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.
We are happy to announce that Matt Jacobs has completed a year-long research project entitled Terrain Based Probability Models for SAR! With some grant-support from the MRA he has taken a close look at terrain and how it correlates against historical find-data. Thank you Matt!
The most recent issue of the MRA Meridian newsletter is now available! Read about the upcoming SARCON in beautiful Estes Park, CO. Learn some surprising lessons from the last ITRS and read up on the plans for the next one. There's also a report from our ICAR alternate-delegate offering some lessons learned from avalanches and you can read about treating dislocations in the field, how to avoid Giardia, and lots more!
The Fox News Everest segment and interview with MRA member Lisa Rust is now available! Thank you Lisa for taking the time to be available and represent the MRA! Fox News Video
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SARCON 2015 is coming up, June 5-7! Be sure to check it out and register here! There are discounts for MRA members as well as an early-bird discount so don't hesitate!
The International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) is happening November 6-8! There are discounts for MRA members! Registration site
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