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Search & Rescue in Colorado's Sangre de Cristos

Search & Rescue in Colorado's Sangre de Cristos

by Kevin G. Wright
Search & Rescue in Colorado's Sangre de Cristos

Search & Rescue in Colorado's Sangre de Cristos

by Kevin G. Wright

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Overview

Kevin Wright is the former president, lead trainer, and field team lead of the Alamosa Volunteer Search And Rescue team. His intent is to share information that could help mountaineers reduce their risk in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, educate the public about the realities faced by small, rural, mountain SAR teams, and entertain anyone curious about true first responder stories. The exciting and fast-paced stories—detailing several body recoveries, rescues, and a couple of cases of missing people—cover the areas and activities that pose the greatest risk to mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts in the Sangre de Cristos, one of the most extreme mountain groups in the southern Rockies.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555664640
Publisher: Bower House
Publication date: 11/15/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Kevin is the former president, lead trainer, and field team lead of the Alamosa Volunteer Search And Rescue team. He was a part-time instructor at Adams State University teaching "Introduction to Search and Rescue." He has also served as a seasonal National Park Service ranger at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. He works as an English teacher at a high school for at-risk youth. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, and now resides in the San Luis Valley.

Table of Contents

Foreword Wayne K. Sheldrake, author of Instant Karma vi

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction x

Maps

Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range xi

Crestone Mountain Group Areas of High Probability of Accidents xii

Blanca Mountain Group Areas of High Probability of Accidents xiii

Part 1 Recoveries 1

Little Bear Peak Lygon Stevens 2

Little Bear Peak David Boyd 50

Great Sand Dunes National Park Kristen Weiss 67

Little Bear Peak Kevin Hayne 77

Willow Lake near Challenger Point Jesse Peterson 126

Part 2 Rescues 141

Little Bear Peak Jim Cornwall 142

Blanca Peak Elisabeth Perry 172

Part 3 Missing 181

The Skull, Near the Great Sand Dunes 182

Crestone Peak Region Mark Stice 189

Conclusion 207

Search and Rescue 72-Hour Field Pack List 217

Glossary and Acronyms 220

Bibliography 224

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