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Our Mission

Incorporated in 1948, Seattle Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization of seasoned alpinists dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. It specializes in mountainous terrain searches and high angle rescues, primarily in King County, Washington. It is a fully-accredited member of the Mountain Rescue Association and the King County Search and Rescue Association.

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How Prepared Are You?

Whether it’s checking to make sure you have your 10 Essentials for a short day hike or creating an itinerary with an emergency contingency plan for a multi-day overnight camping trip, ensure you take the proper precautions before heading out. Far too many of our rescues could have been avoided.

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A few shots from our training last weekend...we did a mock avalanche scenario where 1 victim was partially buried, 2 were fully buried, and 1 was buried without a beacon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Charlie HicksHow long did the subject without a beacon take to find?4 days ago
John SanfordAs an outdoorsman, I hope I never have any dealings with you (nothing personal), but it is comforting to know you are there and prepared. Big thanks from the community.4 days ago   ·  2
Michelle LeeYou guys and gals are awesome!!!4 days ago   ·  1
Monica ReinosoYou guys and girls ROCK!4 days ago   ·  2
Karen Nolan EgenesA lot of hard work!4 days ago   ·  1
Hadley KrenkelThanks for the all the hard work4 days ago   ·  1
Ryan RichardsU offer classes to public or a hiking consultant I can hire/borrow. I'm not paying RMI to take me up Rainier.3 days ago
Margaret MitchellOmg. That is scary.3 days ago

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WTA CoverHiker’s Guide to Search and Rescue

Gaining a better appreciation for search and rescue can make you a safer and more confident hiker. After all, at some point you might be the one in need of help. And in that moment, your knowledge of who to call, when to expect help and what to do while you wait could just save your life.

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