AVALANCHE CONTROL is planned for Mount Bosworth, and Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park, Sunday, December 8, 2019: No climbing, skiing or other activities in these areas tomorrow. Thanks!
Part twentytwo in a running series that focuses on outdoor-related professions. An interview with a Rescue Specialist from Kananaskis Public Safety.
An interesting article from an incident that happened in 2017, we are proud to be partnered with our friends from GADSAR.
Pipestone Bowl, Banff NP 2019-11-15 Skier accidental size 2 2325 m, North aspect 60-70 cm x 50 m x 150 m Pipestone Bowl, pnBanff 2019-11-15 Causée par un skieur. Classe 2, 2325 m, aspect Nord 60-70 cm x 50 m x 150 m
Today we pause to remember all those that gave up their lives for our freedom. Lest We Forget
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Today we were able to respond to a mutual aid request with Parks Canada Visitor Safety, Banff EMS and Alpine Helicopters . We're grateful for our partner's passion for excellence and serving the public..
The month of September continued to be busy for both our Canmore and Golden Rescue Helicopters with a total of 38 calls. In the months of July,August and September we responded to a total of 137 calls of which 70 required a Longline Rescue.
On September 30 our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our partners from Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks to Mt. Yamnuska for a pair of stranded hikers. The group required a Longline Rescue and transfer to EMS.
On September 27th and 28th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was kept busy by our partners from Parks Mountain Safety in the Lake Agnes area. The first call was for an injured hiker who required a Longline Rescue from Mirror Lake and a subsequent transfer to EMS. The second call was for a medical evacuation from Lake Agnes to Lake Louise. *File Photos.
Every October Alpine Helicopters is proud to send a representative to the International Congress of Alpine Rescue(ICAR). Last year the event was held in Chamonix, France where Mountain Rescuers,Doctors,Avalanche Specialists and Pilots all gathered to exchange information and techniques in mountain rescue. The Congress is generally attended by about 400 people from all over the world. The information, techniques and technology discussed and demonstrated is invaluable to keeping our Rescue Pilots at the leading edge. As an addition to the conference two of our Rescue Pilots were also able to visit our friends from Air Zermatt who graciously gave us a tour of their facility in Zermatt. This October we will once again be sending one of our Rescue Pilots to Zakopane, Poland to attend this years conference.
On September 26th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our partners from Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks to the Highwood Pass area for an injured hiker who required a Longline Rescue. Winter has arrived!!
On September 23rd, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our partners from Parks Mountain Safety to Lake Agnes to transport a hiker with medical issues. The hiker was transferred to Lake Louise. *File photo courtesy of Bow Valley Photography.
On September 22nd, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched for three separate incidents by our partners from Parks Mountain Safety. The first incident was for a group of two injured patients who required a Longline Rescue from the Spray River area . The second call was for an injured hiker in the Pilot Mountain area who also required a Longline Rescue and transport to Banff. The third call was for a group of stranded hikers in the Sentinel Pass area who required some help locating a safe way to return to the trail.
On September 21st, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was requested by our partners from Parks Mountain Safety to help assist with a Longline Rescue of stranded climbers on Mt.Temple. The climbers were slung from “the big step” to a nearby staging area.
On September 20th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was once again dispatched for two separate incidents by both our partners from Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks and Parks Mountain Safety. The first call came early to help assist the RCMP with an incident on Mt.Temple that required a Longline extrication. Our sympathies go out to everyone affected by this accident. The second call came from the Grotto Mountain area for a group of stranded hikers. The helicopter was able to land close by and transfer the hikers to a nearby staging area.