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Mountain Rescue Aspen passes re-accreditation exam

The process involved an avalanche scenario, winter steep snow evacuation, vertical rock rescue, low-angle rock rescue and a missing person search. A 32-person evaluation group, comprised of members from 12 other regional Mountain Rescue teams, traveled from as far away as Alaska to test Mountain Rescue Aspen. Over 40 Mountain Rescue Aspen personnel were involved in the exercise. Flight for Life Colorado also joined the re-accreditation exam on Sunday during the avalanche and winter steep snow evacuation.

Mountain Rescue Aspen would like to remind everyone traveling in the backcountry to be prepared for any emergency by carrying appropriate equipment and ensuring that someone knows your travel plans.

Aspen Daily News Staff Report
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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