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Mountain Rescue Aspen passes the test

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Mountain Rescue Aspen has successfully completed its five-year accreditation exam, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office announced.

The two-day test included an avalanche scenario, winter steep-snow evacuation, vertical-rock rescue, low-angle rock rescue and a missing-person search.

A 32-person evaluation group, comprising members from 12 other regional Mountain Rescue teams, traveled from as far away as Alaska to test the Aspen organization. More than 40 Mountain Rescue Aspen personnel were involved in the exercise. Flight for Life Colorado also joined the re-accreditation exam during the avalanche and winter steep-snow evacuation.

For more information on backcountry travel and safety, visit http://www.MountainRescueAspen.org.

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