Thanks to Vern Nelson and Stephen Guyette for a superb job of escorting three climbers off the West Ridge of Stuart July 27!! Great job, you guys!
.We're looking forward to a CCMRA benefit gear swap at the Inner Circle Gym in November this year. Thanks, Adam!
And a big thanks to the Saddle Rock Pub and Brewery where we will again have a fundraiser in December.
...looking forward to training with a winch at the fire station before the end of the year!
MARK MILLER, CCMRA's intructor for Rigging for Rescue in 2012 and 2014, died teaching an ice climbing class January 30th, 2015 near Silverton Colorado. His death is a huge loss to the entire rescue community all across the nation.
Stewart Hoover said it very well:
“Mark’s death is a colossal loss to the climbing and rescue communities. ThanhVan and I will definitely contribute to any donation from CCMRA, inasmuch as Mark impacted both of our lives. Mark was not just another instructor repeating what others may have concluded about rigging and rope systems; he understood the physics of every system and scenario inside and out, and that understanding was complimented by years of practical testing and actual rescue use. Mark’s thinking was creative and non-rigid, and his conclusions were based on unassailable science. While somewhere on this planet there may be another who has as much rigging expertise as mark, I doubt that their working knowledge could exceed his, or that they could match his teaching skills and affable manner. I had the privilege of taking Mark’s rigging class twice. After the course last summer, I awkwardly told Mark he was one of the best teachers I ever had. (After 20+ years of school and decades of continuing and ancillary education, the set of teachers he rose above is not small.) Upon hearing the news of his death today, I reflected how glad I am that I pushed myself to share my feeling with Mark. In juxtaposition to all the nonsense from people we are bombarded with daily, Mark was a person who made me, and I speculate everyone else who knew him, feel dam good about the human race.”
I think we at Chelan County Mountain Rescue can be proud that we collected $500 at our February 10th meeting to donate to the Mark Miller Memorial Fund.
SINCERE THNKS TO VANEETH AND MANISHA POWAR WHO HAVE JUST MADE A VERY GENEROUS DONATION! ...and our sincer wishes for Manisha's speedy recovery!
SINCERE THANKS TO MATT PHILLIPS OF BELLEVUE WHO RECENTLY DONATED $400 TO US!
SINCERE THANKS TO IAK PLATIS AND FAMILY WHO RECENTLY MADE A VERY SIZABLE DONATION! NOT ONLY DOES IAK DONATE HIS TIME AND ENERGY, BUT LOTS OF MONEY AS WELL! THANKS, IAK!
AND THANKS TO OMEGA PACIFIC WHO JUST DONATED 20 ALUMINUM LOCKING CARABINERS RATED FOR RESCUE LOADS AT 32 KN!
Viviane Debros who suffered serious injuries in a fall from near the summit of Mt. Stuart and who we helped rescue; continues to improve. She is already getting out doing some climbing! --AND A BIG THANKS TO FRED DEBROS FOR HIS DONATION TO CCMRA OF$1000!!
THE 6TH ANNUAL GEAR SWAP WILL AGAIN BE IN NOVEMBER AT THE INNER CIRCLE GYM IN WENATCHEE. DON'T MISS IT THIS YEAR!
ALL OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT WELCOME.