70 and 75 isn’t old for a tree or if you are Barb Renner and Margaret Gmoser. Looking forward to celebrating these birthdays next weekend!
On Jan. 21st, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our friends from Parks Mountain Safety to the Bow Summit area for a skier with a leg injury. The patient and one other member of the party required a Longline Rescue back to Peyto Lookout parking lot, where the patient was transferred to EMS. This call happened late in the day and thankfully the party was carrying a GPS communication device.
Amazing sunrise this morning! Thanks Sarka Vavrova for the shot!
We are proud to help support our friends from Project All In, an amazing program that helps our first responders here in the Bow Valley. Please go to projectallin.ca to check them out. A HUGE thank you to Sheepdog Brewing for the hospitality.
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A great article from our friends at the Outlook.
On January 10th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our partners from Parks Mountain Safety to an avalanche incident in the Mt.Hector area. Visitor Safety Specialists were Longlined onto the avalanche debris to evacuate members of the public that were involved in the avalanche. After the Rescue was completed one patient was transported to Banff by our helicopter and then transferred over to our friends from STARS. Our sympathies go out to everyone affected by this accident, please be safe while enjoying the backcountry.
Sunday, January 26th is Australia Day, 15% of all proceeds made that day will go towards helping Australia fight the devastating wildfires. Book online or give us a call to book your flight!
RT @KCPublicSafety: Training with the RECCO heli unit the past few days. This will be a great tool for searches in any situation wherein s…
We are proud to announce that we are now operational with our RECCO helicopter search tool!!! This afternoon we completed training with our friends from Cranbrook SAR, Kimberley SAR, Golden and District Search and Rescue, Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks and Parks Mountain Safety. A huge thank you to Gordon and “Howie” from RECCO who volunteered their time to train us. Please visit www.recco.com for a list of products and clothing that have a RECCO reflector. #besearchable
We had an opportunity to get out an practice with the new RECCO detector that can be used from the helicopter over the past two day. A pretty interesting tool that will have application not only in avalanche rescue but also in terrestrial searches if your apparel is equipped with detectors. This is the second one of these detectors in Canada. Thanks to Alpine helicopters for hosting as well as good to work with our partners in Parks Canada, GADSAR and Cranbrook SAR who were able to come out.
We are excited to announce that our Canmore base will be hosting our friends from Golden and District Search and Rescue, Parks Mountain Safety and Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks tomorrow for training on our new technology from Recco .This tool will greatly enhance the ability of Rescue teams to find lost persons and we hope to be operational within the next two days. We are very proud to be the fifth recipient of the RECCO Helicopter Detector in North America. For more detailed information you can visit www.recco.com #besearchable
Our Canmore Base will be host to our friends from GADSAR, Parks Canada Visitor Safety and Kananaskis Public Safety… https://t.co/V8ww8Ydd2R
Congratulations Team Canada on your World Junior Gold Medal!!
AVALANCHE CONTROL is planned for Mount Bosworth, Mount Field, Mt Stephen, and Mount Dennis in Yoho National Park, Monday, January 6, 2020: No climbing, skiing or other activities in these areas tomorrow. Thanks!
As 2019 comes to a close we would like to pass on our total Incident/Rescue responses for the year. In 2019 our Canmore and Golden Rescue Helicopters responded to a total of 274 calls with our friends from Golden and District Search and Rescue, Parks Mountain Safety and Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks. Of those 274 incidents 140 required the use of the Longline Rescue System. We are very proud to have six Parks Canada certified Mountain Rescue Pilots on staff. A huge thank you to Bow Valley Photography, Marc Ledwidge and everyone (can’t list all of you) that contributed photos this year.
December was a relatively quiet month for our Canmore Rescue Helicopter with 7 calls from both our friends at Parks Mountain Safety as well as Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks. The vast majority of the incidents were leg injuries suffered while skiing, please be mindful of the short days and cold temps.
From all of us at Alpine Helicopters Inc. we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!!!
RT @KCPublicSafety: There have been some large avalanches over the past few days. Natural activity is decreasing but conditions are primed…
Tent ridge recently had a large (very large for the region especially in December) natural avalanche on a NE aspects at 2600m. This slide was 1.3km long and up to 2m deep in places and ran full path clearing out trees that were 70years old in some areas. This slab failed on the ground on weak facetted crystals. Whats interesting (and scary) is Tent bowl, did not release. The Tent bowl feature is only 50m away from the avalanche shown in this photo, has a very similar snowpack characteristics but faces north just a slight bit more. When the snowpack is the question, terrain is the answer. This tent bowl area is ripe for human triggering and forecasters in this office have always found this particular area to be a very spooky feature that has lots of uncertainty. So much uncertainty in fact that we will often not go near this feature until it has either slid, or late in spring when we feel we are feeling a bit better about the area. Often though, it just always get avoided for the entire season. Over the past week we saw the snowpack have a large load placed upon it with over 100mm of moisture. Many features slid, while many did not. For us, we are avoiding be on under, or near anything that has not slid as we think there is just too much uncertainty at this time. That doesnt mean that we cant ski though! We just pick low angle supported slopes, with no overhead terrain as we let this snowpack adapt to this new load. As the season progresses we will gain more information and slowly feel out way into different terrain features. Some years, there are slopes that we never feel like we have enough information to consider skiing or riding. Do not be lured or tempted to push into bigger terrain or committing terrain to quickly. Its a long season and we want it be a safe and happy one for everyone. We have had two avalanche involvements so far this season with only minor injuries and we hope that this is all!
Winter wonderland at Marvel Pass ❄️ . 📷: @meghanfenton . . . . . . . #thatsprettyneat #neaturewalk #travelalberta #tourismcanmore #tourismalberta #tourismbanff @travelalberta @canmorekananaskis @banff_lakelouise #banffnationalpark #rockymountains #helilife #helicopter #heliadventures #canmoreheli #gooutside #explore #adventure #canada #alberta
We've been at the Lake Louise Ski Resort ensuring the safety of the athletes competing in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. . Thanks @petebeets for the shot! . . . . . #mybanff #audifisskiworldcup #lakelouise #lakelouiseskiresort #lakelouiseworldcup #rescue #helilife #helicopter #bell407 #banffnationalpark #searchandrescue #publicsafety #mountainrescue #downhillskiing #skiracing #worldcup
We've been loving these sunny days ☀️ . . 📷 @meghanfenton . . . . . . . . . #thatsprettyneat #helilife #helicopter #helicoptertour #helitour #flightseeing #verticalmag @verticalmag #banffnationalpark #banffhelicoptertours #canadianrockies #canmorehelicoptertours #banfflakelouisetourism #travelalberta #tourismalberta #tourismbanff #tourcanmore #bell206
The tallest peak in the southern Canadian Rockies, Mt Assiniboine stands tall at 11,870 feet. . . 📷 @meghanfenton . . . . . . . #thatsprettyneat #neaturewalks #helilife #helicopter #helicoptertour #canadianrockies #canmorehelicoptertours #banffhelicoptertours #banffnationalpark #mtassiniboine #tourismalberta #tourismcanmore #travelalberta #travelcanmore #tourismbanff #destinationalberta #rockymountains @verticalmag #thevisualvogue #visualsofearth #verticalmag
Join us on our Marvel Pass private tour all year long! . . 📷: @meghanfenton . . . . . . . . . . #thatsprettyneat #helilife #helicopter #helicoptertour #marvelpass #privatetour #canmorehelicoptertours #banffhelicoptertours #neaturewalks @verticalmag #verticalmag #countrylove #dirtybootsmessyhair #thewildlyromantic #proposal #heliproposal #engagement #tourismalberta #tourismcanmore #travelalberta #discoveralberta #rockymountains #rockymountainbride #engagementphotography #helielopement #elopmentphotography
It's winter here in Canmore ❄️
In the month of September we responded to a total of 38 rescue calls with a total of 137 through the summer months.… https://t.co/otLRUbYg3M
In the month of September we responded to a total of 38 rescue calls with a total of 137 through the summer months. . . . . #Repost @owenbelanger • • • • • • Kananaskis Country So this was pretty sick to watch shake down. An unknown hiker broke their leg and had to get lifted out. Hopefully their recovery is fast. Thanks for the sick shot though🤙🏼 #StayWild #RoamFree
Paradise 🚁☀️ . . 📷 @meghanfenton . . . . . . . #thevisualvogue #thatsprettyneat #helilife #helicopter #helicoptertour #travelalberta #discoveralberta #travelcanmore #tourismalberta #tourismcanmore #rockymountains #banffnationalpark #banffhelicoptertours #canmorehelicoptertours @verticalmag #visualsofearth #verticalmag
What a beautiful weekend! Happy Thanksgiving from the Team at Alpine Helicopters 🦃 . . 📷 @meghanfenton . . . . . . . #thatsprettyneat #helilife #helicoptertour #tourismalberta #tourismcanmore #thanksgiving #mountainlife #rockymountains #visualsofearth #thevisualvogue #destinationalberta #canmore #canmorehelicoptertours #banffnationalpark #banffhelicoptertours
Marvel lake before the snow fell. . 📷 @meghanfenton . . . . . . . . . . #thatsprettyneat #banffnationalpark #assiniboinepark #marvel #marvellake #bc #alberta #go #explorebanff #explorecanada #explorecanmore #tourismalberta #tourismcanmore #helilife #helicopter #helicoptertour #helitour @verticalmag @fieldmag #exolorealberta #travel #alpinehelicopters #canmorehelicoptertours #banffhelicoptertours #travelalberta