The team had a great time in Oregon at the annual Mountain Rescue Association conference. Lots of learning and teaching and collaborating! Thanks to @portlandmountainrescue for such a great experience! #mra #neverstoplearning #mountainrescue 1 month ago
AMRT was well represented at the NPS Basic Technical Rescue Training-East this week with four instructors on the cadre and three members as students. This training brings together staff from NPS, USFS, DOD, as well as others from a myriad of backgrounds for a full week once a year to train on high angle rescue. We were fortunate to work with many folks we will likely work with in the immediate area including individuals from Linville-Central Rescue Squad, BUSAR, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Pisgah Ranger District. Also great to train with our Mountain Rescue Association neighbors to the north New Jersey Search and Rescue. 3 months ago
Come check out the event How to Pack the Ten “Ascentials”. . We have a great and free event that our own @adrian.hurst.79 is hosting at @regearnc in #Boone on March 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm!! . . This class will cover how to pack the 10 Essentials of wilderness travel with a focus on the recreational climber. Information will be presented by Adrian Hurst. Adrian is a current American Mountian Guides Association Certified Single Pitch Instructor and Apprentice Rock Guide. He has worked as an Instructor and Climbing Specialist for the North Carolina Outward Bound School since 2001 and maintains his Wilderness First Responder certification. Topics covered will include topics such as navigation tools, communication, improvised shelter, first aid supplies, and concepts for packing for the approach as well as on route. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs if they wish to have a seat. There is no cost but pre-registration is required due to limited space. Contact ReGear (828) 386-6100 or Adrian Hurst, hurstadrian @hotmail.com Cell: (828)430-1821 www.appalachianmountainrescue.org 3 months ago
Members of AMRT keeping the Rumble at the Bald climbing and bouldering competitors safe last weekend 🧗‍♀️ 🧗‍♂️ 📸 @dijlopezb 4 months ago
In the last quarter we've added three new exceptional individuals to the ranks of AMRT. These local rescuers are bringing diverse skillsets to the team and have embedded themselves in communities around Western North Carolina where they will be a valuable resource for mountain emergencies. Big thanks to Austin Schmitz, Korey Cornell Hampton, and Dave Perez for adding their talents to the team! 1 year ago
We have another 2017 shoutout! Ian Balman joined the team just last year and has come in with great energy, going above and beyond in photographing the team during trainings. Ian was elected New Member of the Year. Thanks for all you’ve done for the team this year, @iamian714 !! 1 year ago
2017 was a huge year for AMRT and the success was entirely due to the hard work and dedication of our local volunteers. We’d like to highlight an exceptional member who we honored earlier this year for his efforts supporting the team and driving the organization forward. Caleb Morrison, team quartermaster and logistics wizard was elected Member of the Year. Thanks for serving the community in so many ways and we greatly appreciate your commitment to the mission of AMRT! 1 year ago
Several weeks ago, Chief Seth Collings Hawkins ( @hawkvox ) was honored with the Dave Carter Leadership Award from the NC Search & Rescue Advisory Council. This award recognized his work in bringing AMRT into existence as a new local SAR resource in North Carolina. Dave was a titan of the North Carolina SAR world, and we hope to honor his memory through service as local responders for mountain emergencies. Great work Seth, and thanks to NCSARAC for their work connecting and supporting SAR groups around the state! 1 year ago
Yesterday, in Nordegg Canada, the Mountain Rescue Association at its annual meeting voted the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team in as a regular (full) member team. This is the first mountain rescue team in the American southeast to receive such a designation. We're more than excited--over a half decade of labor came to fruition this last weekend! Special thanks needs to go to our mentor team @stowemountainrescue and all who have helped us reach this milestone in our growth. #mountainrescue #mountainrescueteam #AMRT #prorsumetsursum @mountainrescueassociation @appalachianmtnrescue 1 year ago
Some of the team after a great day training and keeping our rescue skills fresh at Hanging Rock State Park! 🧗‍♂️ 1 year ago
Congratulations to these students for successfully completing Rock Climbing for Emergency Services this past weekend! This program is run every year through the McDowell Fire & Rescue College, and it only gets better. Many thanks to Chimney Rock State Park and Rumbling Bald Climbing Access for providing an excellent venue once again! 1 year ago
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Hey everyone, this is Seth Collings Hawkins, taking a rare chief prerogative to seize the AMRT social media for a post. I had the pleasure of watching this guy in action all last weekend. Corey Winstead is our Assistant Chief and was our strike team leader for the @mountainrescueassociation testing that we underwent in Stowe Vermont last weekend. This took months of preparation on his part as well as 8 million microdecisions and episodes of cat herding during the weekend, all graded by the @stowemountainrescue examiners. No pressure! He not only pulled it off, but made it look easy. It is the rare person who combines such strengths of organization, climbing knowledge, rock solid personal integrity, and interpersonal skills. But the biggest thing that struck me throughout the weekend is how obvious it is that he was born to be a leader of people, especially during periods of need and stress. The talent on this team runs deep, and none deeper than the leadership shown by Corey this weekend. Thanks for all you did, Corey, and for all you continue to do. Our team and our ultimate patients—the final goal to all this—owe you a debt of gratitude. @coreywinstead #prorsumetsursum #trainlikeyoufight #mountainrescue #leadership @outwardboundnc @outwardboundusa @hawkvox 1 year ago
Team members Joel McCombs, Caleb Morrison, and Ian Balman package our patient Ryan Koski-Vacirca mid-cliff during Mountain Rescue Association testing with Stowe Mountain Rescue this weekend. Ping @iamian714 @ryan.kv @mountainrescueassociation @stowemountainrescue @petzl_official @petzl_equipment @bluewaterropes @outdoorresearch @cmcrescue PC: @karstendelap 1 year ago
Here is the motley crew that tackled the weather in Vermont! #rescueteam #adventureawaits #amrt #mra 📷: @karstendelap 1 year ago
‪We passed our Mountain Rescue Association SAR and technical high angle exams this weekend in Vermont! Closing in on our goal to become first fully credentialed MRA team in southeast. Many thanks to our examiners from @stowemountainrescue & #AlleghenyMountainRescueGroup. #mountainrescue #ReadyNC #prorsumetsursum 1 year ago
#happeningnow #vt #rescue 📷: @karstendelap 1 year ago
@appmtnrescue member @adrian.hurst.79 completing Mountain Rescue Association testing in Vermont today. Fierce. #prorsumetsursum #mountainrescue #SAR 1 year ago