CCSAR-N offers backcountry weather ed class
Buena Vista’s Mal Sillars, meteorologist and NWS observer, gave a presentation on backcountry weather considerations and reading weather signs March 16.
Snowmobilers dig trench, build fire to survive night
While snowmobiles and off-road vehicles are often designed to handle extreme winter conditions, don’t assume that problems will never arise.
Mt Yale Mission 11/18/22
On Friday, November 18th, Chaffee County Search and Rescue – North conducted an operation to rescue a severely injured hiker off of Mt. Yale.
CO Gives Fundraiser to Purchase an E-Mountain Bike
While experience is the best way to learn, CCSAR-N would rather you NOT get your experience during a backcountry rescue. But if you get in trouble we will be there for you, at no cost to you. While we are always ready to help but sometimes we need a little help ourselves.
Hikers rescued by helicopter ahead of storm
Chaffee County Search and Rescue–North saved two climbers trapped above treeline as storms rolled through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14.
S&R responds to altitude sickness callout
Chaffee County Search and Rescue–North responded to the aid of a hiker at 13,340 feet on the side of Mount Yale Thursday evening.
S&R gets two callouts Saturday
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North responded to two calls for aid Memorial Day weekend.
Snowmobile accident fatal at Cottonwood Pass
A fatal snowmobile accident on Cottonwood Pass left one person dead Tuesday.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a distress signal at 11:09 a.m., Feb. 8, from a backcountry traveler advising of a snowmobile accident and an unconscious male in the Cottonwood Pass area, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said in a press release.
Nighttime cliff rescue: Tech teams use drones on ‘spicy’ mission to aid cliffed-out hiker
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North capped off the high season with a daring night rescue at Chalk Cliffs on Sept. 7.
AFTER MAJOR UPTICK IN SUMMER CALLS, LAKE COUNTY SAR PREPARED FOR A SECOND BUSY SEASON
As the COVID-19 pandemic continued and spread during the summer of 2020, more and more people found themselves looking at new options for recreation; heading from the city to the mountains for outdoors fun. However, many of these new hikers found themselves unprepared for the peaks ahead of them.