Monday, June 10, 2013

So, what do you do here? Well, we keep ourselves pretty busy. 

Based on the reports submitted to MRA Statistics for 2012, the member teams of the Mountain Rescue Association conducted more than 2900 missions and stand-bys, totaling more than 132,400 volunteer hours that resulted in the rescue of 2506 subjects. 

What kinds of missions do we conduct? Well, 1404 were search missions, 680 were technical rescues, 15 were avalanche missions and 163 were recovery missions.  

We are not just out there doing rescues, education is a large part of the Mountain Rescue Association mission. Our member teams presented more than 10,000 hours of free public education programming. 

Of course the largest part of our time was dedicated to training. Mountain Rescue Association teams held more than 2700 training events totaling more than 207,000 training hours! 

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