Author Archives John Blown

  • Last night was a review of moving in steep snowy/icy terrain up on Mt. Seymour. Such skills as movement up fixed ropes, self belay with your ice axe, t-slot anchors and various crampon techniques. As well, this included hurling ourselves off of a steep embankment with and without ice axes and stopping the fall as […]

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  • Rich Garratt was formally introduced to the team as a full active member. Rich Garratt also recently completed his paramedic training. Congrats Rich! Left: Bruce Moffat (MIT Coordinator), Rich Garratt, Greg Miller

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  • Mt. Seymour Task – Jan 17-19 Left: NS1 – Command. This was a big rescue, multiple teams, and a few days. There was also much media coverage – some accurate, some not-so-much. Here’s my account – Jan 17th at approximately 16:30 my pager went off, I quickly left work and jumped in my truck heading […]

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  • From the Vancouver Sun: Chris Morley knows he owes his life to search and rescue volunteers, especially the two men who first appeared as “visions of light” during his first frigid night on Mount Seymour.Morley, the snowshoer who survived a three-day and two-night ordeal in the backcountry last week after tumbling more than 200 metres […]

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  • Globe and Mail Stranded atop B.C. mountain, hikers ‘made some errors’Couple risked hypothermia on snowy start to new year, JANE ARMSTRONG writesJANE ARMSTRONG VANCOUVER — Darkness was falling and the wind and snow were so fierce that rescuers attempting to save two stranded hikers from a treacherous Vancouver mountain peak could scarcely hear the instructions […]

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