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 great articles, including reports from the Alpine Near Miss Survey, what to carry in your winter pack, the first of a new feature that interviews an MRA member, a fascinating article from the medical committee about "Selective Spinal Motion Restriction," and information about the upcoming conference in June. Thanks to editor Laurie Clarke and all the contributors for putting together another outstanding issue!