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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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7 SMR members assisted with the search for a missing climber on Mt. Adams yesterday, searching up multiple chutes on the southwest side of the mountain and from the summit down other terrain that a climber likely may have descended in the fog.

Teams unfortunately were unable to locate him, and new teams are continuing to search today.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing climber.

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Chris BrownEvening, Chris Brown with KOIN News in Portland. Would you be alright with us using some of these pictures to report the story of the search? Thanks!5 days ago
Mark AndersonI never take for granted the good work, and dedication the crews that are ready at a moments notice, in all conditions to help an injured or lost climber or hiker. As a climber and guide in the PNW most of my life, I worked hard to keep all ya all on the couch. Knowing your amazing crews were just a call away. Thank you for your good work, and dedication, continue to stay safe! Thank You!5 days ago   ·  5
Mark StewartThanks so much guys all search and rescue are amazing wonderful people!6 days ago   ·  3
Amaliya AvdalyanPraying for the missing climber's safe return home. Thank you guys for your support!!5 days ago   ·  3
Shannon Lee GroganThank you for your hard work! Prayers you find him. 🙏🏻6 days ago   ·  2
Chelsy LeslieThank you for your service. I hope you find him.5 days ago   ·  2
Brianna SmithBe safe out there.5 days ago   ·  1
Patrick PodenskiThank you SMR!5 days ago   ·  1
Shyan GriffithThank you. Hope to never meet y'all, except at a BBQ.5 days ago   ·  5
Cheryl WellsTMRU is probably there helping too...great SAR unit, great organization!!5 days ago
Grace MackenzieSafe thoughts your way. ❤5 days ago   ·  1
Hillary Reininger KintzMeghan McCausland:(5 days ago
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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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