Ski racing has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century, when the sport first began to gain popularity in Europe and North America. Over the years, many legendary ski racers have emerged, pushing the boundaries of what was thought to be possible and leaving a lasting impact on the sport. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the pioneers who changed the game and helped shape the sport of ski racing into what it is today.
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