Mt. Seymour'S ARCHIVE

  • Last Saturday we completed our Members in Training (MIT) exam on Seymour. The 3 MIT’s had to complete a number of stations demonstrating their proficiency in a number of areas including – RappellingAscending a rope using prussiksAnchor selection and creationKnotsStretcher RiggingRope Rescue 3 to 1 systemTandem Prussik belayAvalanche Beacon SearchFirst Aid/Hypothermia TreatmentShelter BuildingMap and Compass […]

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  • We started off last night with training, equipment maintenance, and reviewing some video of Hannes’ accident site. I will leave this for another discussion as there were some interesting points about the type of snowpack that is present this year. Nearing the end of training we received a call from a missing backcountry snowboarder on […]

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  • From Feb 8 2009 Rescue. Sorry posting this one a few weeks late. NSR and Mt Seymour Resorts Ski Patrol responded to an area below the 1st Peak of Mt. Seymour for an injured male snowshoer. The male subject broke his lower leg after falling on the icy trail. NSR members landed close by in […]

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  • This map shows GPS coordinates of the rescue on Christmas Day of two missing skiers (and one bonus skier who we didn’t know was missing). This map is a little misleading – much of this terrain is considerably steeper than it appears and goes through avalanche terrain. The two subjects were caught in an avalanche […]

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  • (Posted on behalf of Tim Jones) As the Operational Search Manager for the search of snow boarder Jamie Martin who was lost on Mt. Seymour for 3 nights, I would like to sincerely thank the many organizations and individuals who assisted our team in his successful rescue Talon Helicopters RCMP Air Section North Vancouver RCMP […]

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