Author Archives John Blown

  • Recently Tim O`Hearn, map maker at Trail Ventures BC, met with NSR to donate 26 copies of their new second edition North Shore trail map. This map is exactly the type that we recommend people buy and learn how to use with their compass. It is waterproof and durable and has the latest trail changes […]

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  • OK Vancouver hikers – we need to have a talk – it is winter in the mountains, and apparently most people do not know this. On Seymour today I witnessed some very troubling things. The vast majority of people on the hill were utterly unprepared for the conditions. The parking lot was full and there […]

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  • Press Release by Onni: The holidays have come early this year for North Shore Rescue (NSR), in the form of an AutoPulse mechanical CPR device, which allows Advanced Life Support Paramedics and physician members to continue effective CPR on a patient during movement and transport. Paramedics can continue providing high-quality CPR down stairwells, in a […]

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  • Inevitably as the media coverage of our rescues increase the cries for “Charge that idiot!” increase. On the surface this seems like a good solution – it would deter people from getting lost, and help fund SAR. Like most things – it is not quite so simple and the knee jerk reaction of charging people […]

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  • After our record breaking number of calls in August – 28 calls, we were hoping September might slow down. Not so – September long weekend brought in a record 9 calls. After that we thought it would slow down. Again nope – starting Sunday we have been on calls Sunday, Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

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