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.
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The most recent issue of the MRA Meridian newsletter is now available! Venture through the icy glacial caverns inside the crater of Mount St. Helens, learn about using distance alerts with canines, read the recap of IKAR 2014 and much much more!