Author Archives John Blown

  • Last week we went on an orientation hike up Mt. Seymour. It was a beautiful night, and I was glad to get outside. We traveled along the main trail up the West side of Seymour to the Suicide Gully access points – where many skiiers, snowboarder, hikers, and snowshoers end up. It starts out very […]

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  • We were paged out last night at 0:40 for a search on Cypress. NSR and West Vancouver Police located him at approximately 03:30 hours. Unfortunately it was a sad end to the search, and the worst possible outcome for his family. Our condolences to the family.

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  • And now a word from our sponsors…. well not really – a word from me saying thank you to our sponsors. North Shore Rescue could not operate without the support of our valued sponsors. As NSR has increased its training and equipment, the ‘success’ rate of rescues has gone up. This equipment and training is […]

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  • Training last night was stretcher evacuation traversing a snow slope and then a raise. Location was Cypress Mountain – conditions were -3 C, snowing, with a slight crust on the previous snowpack. Illustration of set-up (left). Illustration credit – Bob Manson.

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  • BC SARA fundraiser evening slide show – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5lKGGSkq0– created by Gerry Kollmuss. Tonight is rope rescue skill review, and we are having an Executive meeting prior to our training.

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