Author Archives Curtis Jones

  • The definitive source for Avalanche Forecasting and Mountain Weather for British Columbia is Avalanche Canada. More info on this source is presented at the bottom of the post. As many of our followers and supporters know, NSR is not strictly an emergency response organization. In fact, our stated mission involves so much more than responding […]

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  • Date: Friday January 29th, 2016 – Saturday January 30th, 2016 Activation Time:18:00 Location: Montizambert Drainage, Northwest Aspect of Strachan Mission: Report of overdue snowboarder who had separated from his snowboarding companion shortly after leaving the boundary of the Cypress Bowl Ski Area. Operational Period 1 NSR was contacted by Cypress Resorts and West Vancouver Police […]

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  • On January 31, 2016 at approximately 16:30, NSR received a call from BC Ambulance for a young male snowshoer in medical distress at the top of Black Mountain. This individual had been snowshoeing on the marked Black Mountain loop trail when he collapsed. Cypress Ski Patrol members were quick to jump into action responding to […]

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  • On Friday morning, after completing a media event introducing a new piece of life-saving equipment, we received a very special visit from Rick Robinson. Rick was dropping off a picture he had taken and had framed, to thank us for assisting in saving his life late last year. Rick took this photo of Crown Mountain, […]

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  • Thanks to a very generous donation from TB Vets, North Shore Rescue has been able to purchase three Oxylator resuscitation devices. The Oxylator is an oxygen driven resuscitator which, without operator input, can deliver oxygen to a patient during a resuscitation effort (CPR). By itself, or in combination with the Autopulse automatic CPR device, this […]

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