Mountains Don't Care, But We Do: An Early History of Mountain Rescue in the Pacific Northwest and the Founding of the Mountain Rescue Association

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The mountains of the Pacific Northwest are legendary among mountaineers and hikers worldwide, just as the mountain rescue groups who serve the Pacific Northwest have become legendary over the last 50 years.

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Overview

The mountains of the Pacific Northwest are legendary among mountaineers and hikers worldwide, just as the mountain rescue groups who serve the Pacific Northwest have become legendary over the last 50 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615293240
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Preface 12

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Physical Setting of Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest 15

Chapter 2 A Brief History of Mountaineering and Mountain Rescue 23

Chapter 3 Early Tragedies on Mount Rainier, from 1897 30

Chapter 4 Mountain Rescue Missions in Washington: 1948-1959 57

Chapter 5 Early Tragedies on Mount Hood, from 1896-1943 69

Chapter 6 Mountain Rescue Missions in Oregon: 1926-1959 85

Chapter 7 Multi-Unit Mount McKinley Mission, 1960 92

Chapter 8 History of Mountain Rescue Units in Washington 105

Chapters 9 History of Mountain Rescue Units in Oregon 129

Chapter 10 Mountain Rescue Comes of Age: The Establishment of the Mountain Rescue Association at Mount Hood in 1959, and the MRA Today 139

Afterword 157

Appendixes

Appendix A Selected Mountain Rescue Leadership in Washington 158

Appendix B Selected Mountain Rescue Leadership in Oregon 182

Appendix C The Constitution of the Mountain Rescue Association, Adopted June 7, 1959 193

Appendix D Presidents of the Mountain Rescue Association, 1959-2009 197

Selected Bibliography 198

About the Author 201

Index 203

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