On Feb.16th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our partners from Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks to the Waiparous River area for an injured member of a snowmobile party. The patient was located and then transferred to EMS at Highway 40.
On February 9, GADSAR was tasked to respond to a knee injury near the Fairy Meadows hut. The group was self-guided, but a guide from another group was able to assist by digging a helipad and prepping the patient for evacuation. Two SAR techs flew in with @alpinehelicopters, loaded the patient, and transferred care to BCAS in Golden. @bcsaraassoc
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On February 7th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our friends from Parks Mountain Safety to the Watermelon Peak area for an injured skier. One member of a ski touring party sustained a leg injury and required a Longline Rescue and transport back to Lake Louise.
A quick video from one of the results of our avalanche control mission performed in conjunction with our partners from Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks.
One of today’s numerous avalanche control missions performed from our Canmore base.
With the ongoing rain and high freezing levels the Canmore Hill (Hwy 742)and Three Sisters (Spray Road, also hwy 742) control zone is closed to ALL traffic. The avalanche hazard is currently high and it will remain that way until the weather cools. We have had loose wet avalanches run through the trees in what is not usually avalanche terrain. The road is currently sheet ice and not passable. The photo below was taken this morning. The Grassi Lakes hiking trail is also closed due to avalanche concerns around the lake and canyon. Stay tuned for updates.
On January 26th, our Canmore Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by our partners from Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks to the Prairie Mountain area for a hiker with serious injuries. The call came late in the day and a Longline Rescue was required to get the patient back to a staging area before the end of daylight. After the rescue was completed the patient was transferred to our friends from STARS for transport to Calgary. *File photo courtesy of Bow Valley Photography.
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.
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.