Monthly Archives: January 2009

  • Last night was avalanche training on Cypress comprised of skills practice searching for one and two buried beacons, and an avalanche scenario searching for three buried snowshoers. Interesting excercise especially using the new Pieps DSP digital beacons. Generally very fast locating the first beacon, however, there were some issues isolating the first beacon, and completing […]

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  • Yesterday there was a medical rescue on Hollyburn Mountain. Just after 9am Tuesday morning a 20 year old male snowshoer fell near the summit of Hollyburn Mountain as he was descending the marked trail. He fell approx. 20m and dislocated his right shoulder. Cypress Nordic Patrol responded and advised NSR. It was decided to launch […]

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  • James Martin is the snowboarder that was lost for a 4 days and 3 nights on Mount Seymour, and miraculously surivived. He sent a thank you email to the team…. “Once again, I would like to thank all of the North Shore Rescue Team for not giving up and I am very happy that you […]

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  • Last night we were paged out for 4 lost snowhoers on Hollyburn Mountain. They were heading up the regular snowshoe trail and then decided to venture off to the left (West), and then got lost. They phoned 911 on their cell phone and we were called out. We found them fairly quickly, and walked them […]

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  • Whistler Blackcomb resort in British Columbia has stationed guards at the top of some areas to prevent skiers and snowboarders from entering hazardous terrain. Grouse Mountain resort, in North Vancouver, has suggested that government action may be needed to deter skiers and snowboarders….. Click here to view the article. Thanks to Al McMordie for sending […]

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