Author Archives John Blown

  • An avalanche video definitely worth watching – http://revver.com/video/310519/a-dozen-more-turns/

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  • A few updates: 1. Last night we had a rescue for two lost snowboarders on Cypress. They were located in the Montezambert Creek area and we were out by about 1am. Avalanche conditions were detiorating and the last part of the post will speak to this. 2. Update – Man dies after Mt. Harvey Rescue […]

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  • Over the last few weeks there have been a number of rescues. This past weekend a climber was rescued from Mt. Harvey by Lions Bay and North Shore SAR. He was evacuated via stretcher with severe head trauma. At this point he is alive but his condition is unknown. (Photo Credit: Wade Shaw) At the […]

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  • Last Sunday was an HFRS (helicopter flight rescue system) also known as HETS (helicopter external transport system) training day to practice HFRS awareness and skills. The day consisted of long lining Kayak team members into a location beside the Seymour River. Non-HFRS members where also involved in assisting and getting training in HFRS procedures, including […]

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  • Last Saturday was an Escape trail marking day. NSR has “escape” trails set-up on the North Shore mountains designed to help lost snowboarders, skiiers and hikers off the mountain. They are located in strategic spots and areas that traditionally have seen lost skiiers or snowboarders go into. They also assist search teams that are escorting […]

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