North Shore Rescue'S ARCHIVE

  • It’s that time of year when various social media influencers, outdoor blogs, and other websites start to share spectacular pictures of remote waterfalls, rocky vistas overlooking the ocean, and mountain top sunsets snapped on our very own North Shore mountains. The enticement is strong to visit these amazing places, to re-create these spectacular pictures for […]

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  • NSR and WVPD are asking for the public’s help. Roy Lee and Chun Lam went snowshoeing on Christmas Day near Cypress Bowl and have not been seen since.  An extensive search of the area provided no additional clues as to their whereabouts. As the snow melts this spring we are asking that the public keep […]

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  • We often get people commenting – “Oh rescuing another #$^&* out of bounds?”  Only 3% of our calls are actually “out-of-bounds” skiers or snowboarders, the rest are using the backcountry responsibly, but just make a mistake or get injured. So what’s the difference?   Out-of-Bounds No trip planning – planned to ski at the ski hill […]

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  • I’ve been thinking a lot about human factors during considerable avalanche hazard.  There is a reason most accidents occur during this hazard rating: considerable hazard can be hidden from view and it is insidious. As most people are aware, the snowpack in the South Coast Range is currently in a classic considerable hazard scenario: low-probability […]

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  • North Shore Rescue has a pre-plan referred to as our “Code Alpha” Avalanche Response plan. This plan is put into motion when NSR receives a tasking for a known or suspected burial of a person (or persons) in an Avalanche. This pre-plan rapidly brings together professionals with expertise in  avalanche rescue, avalanche forecasting, avalanche control, […]

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