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Re: SW lost and found?

Ontario Ultra Series - 14 April, 2013 - 17:16
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Re: SW lost and found?

Ontario Ultra Series - 14 April, 2013 - 12:27
Hi Bill. Devious events are underway to return the HH and remote. Note to all: A North Face water belt was also left behind. It was great to see a bunch of

SW lost and found?

Ontario Ultra Series - 13 April, 2013 - 12:34
Hey Pierre, I left behind a Nathan handheld at SW today (duhh). Unfortunately the remote for my truck is in the pocket. Hopefully I can get it back at some

Re: Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs - northwestern PA - only 28 entries rem

Ontario Ultra Series - 11 April, 2013 - 15:38
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Re: OUS / OTS Spring Warm-up!

Ontario Ultra Series - 11 April, 2013 - 07:57
Last day for online sign-up, but you can register in Dunedin before 08:45. See you soon!

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Re: OUS / OTS Spring Warm-up!

Ontario Ultra Series - 5 April, 2013 - 10:11
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Lost Dog

North Shore Search and Rescue - 28 March, 2011 - 12:30

Bernese Mountain Dog - 18 months Old
-Lost at 2:15 Mar 24/11 on Baden Powell Near the Entrance to the Dream Weaver Trail.
-Hurely has been hiking all this week the Baden Powell from Dempsey to Prospect and the Power
Line trail from Prospect to St. Maryʼs
-If you have any information or think you have seen him please call (604) 862-2056
-He has tags with his name on it and a home phone number.
-Hurley was last seen hiking on the Baden Powell between Prospect Road and the upper Braemar Lynn Valley area. We had various sightings putting him on Fromme mountain in and around the St. Mary's area. His owners live on Kilmarnock Cres in Lynn Valley.
-He has been hiked on the Baden Powell between Prospect and Dempsey all week and also on the Power Line trail between Dempsey and St. Mary's.
-He is a good dog with a play full demeanour. He has a deep bark and loves to use it. He will probably be hesitant to come to people. He is very food motivated.

Reward of $1,000

Province Article on Recent Rescues

North Shore Search and Rescue - 25 March, 2011 - 14:45
Comments regarding all the recent rescues and the fact that NSR's resources are getting strapped -

Grouse Grind is Dangerous - CBC News Video

North Shore Search and Rescue - 25 March, 2011 - 09:10
The CBC news recently interviewed our own Tim Jones regarding recent rescues on the Grouse Grind. Many hikers are attempting the trail and do not realize that dangerous winter conditions still exist at the 3/4 mark and are requiring rescue. In the last week there has been a number of rescues on The Grind.
The trail is currently closed.

Cypress Rescue

North Shore Search and Rescue - 1 March, 2011 - 11:07
Another rescue last night, on the South side of Cypress - in the Montizambert Creek drainage. A popular spot for us to find subjects.

The ProvinceTwo snowboarders rescued near Cypress Mountain
Two lost snowboarders were rescued Tuesday morning after venturing into the backcountry from Cypress Mountain.
Tim Jones of North Shore Search and Rescue said the two men got separated while riding off Mount Strachan Monday afternoon. Both ended up in a drainage area called Monte Zamber Creek (sic).


Two Rescues Last Night

North Shore Search and Rescue - 28 February, 2011 - 12:26
It was a busy night last night for North Shore Rescue, with two concurrent rescues. One was a lost drunken hiker, and the other was 4 lost back country skiers.

Rescue off of the Baden Powell -
The ProvinceNorth Vancouver man may lose toes to frostbite after drunken escapade
Read more....

And rescue off of the backside of Seymour....
Vancouver SunFour backcountry skiers were rescued from above Indian Arm Monday morning after flirting with avalanche danger and spending a night in the cold.
The four men in their late 20s were skiing...
Read more....

Skiers Survive Overnight

North Shore Search and Rescue - 23 February, 2011 - 17:01
Skiers survive overnight in Seymour equipment cache
TWO Danish skiers who were forced to spend the night on Mount Seymour were found safe and sound Tuesday (Feb. 22) morning after they stumbled on a cache of equipment that helped them survive the cold.

New Seymour SAR Station

North Shore Search and Rescue - 11 February, 2011 - 10:12
North Shore NewsJames Weldon
THE North Shore's backwoods got a little safer this season, with the opening of North Shore Rescue's fifth rescue station.
The Mount Seymour forward operating base came online in January....

Read more: http://www.nsnews.com/North+Shore+Rescue+gets+Seymour+station/4250335/story.html

North Vancouver Man Dies in Ski Accident

North Shore Search and Rescue - 11 February, 2011 - 10:09
North Shore NewsJames WeldonA North Vancouver backcountry skier died Saturday after falling several hundred metres from a peak in Mount Seymour provincial park.
The 36-year-old was skiing with a companion on First Pump Peak some time before noon when he apparently lost control...
Read more:

Two Lost Snowboarders Rescued on Cypress

North Shore Search and Rescue - 30 December, 2010 - 10:18

Date: December 29th, 2010

Location: Montizambert Creek Drainage

Lat/Long: N 49° 24.534’ W 123° 12.618'

Elevation: (approx) 1000 meters

Time: 16:00 - 23:00

North Shore Rescue SAR Managers were paged by West Vancouver Police @ approximately 16:00 for two stranded snowboarders on Cypress Mountain. The snowboarders, having an iPhone, were able to give a rough lat/long to the dispatcher which was then passed on to us. With this information and sunset fast approaching, a SAR helicopter (AS355) provided by Talon Helicopters was scrambled. Two NSR members took off from our Cap Gate SAR Station shortly after to attempt an HFRS (long-line) rescue of the two subjects. Unfortunately, by the time the helicopter was on scene, there was not enough daylight left to carry out the aerial rescue safely. Scrubbing the air-op, SAR manager Tim Jones, was dropped off on Cypress Bowl by the helicopter where he started running ground operations from the new Cypress Bowl SAR Station.

North Shore 6 ("Knuckles") arriving at the scene, and navigating through winter break ski resort parking chaos. Members arrived up the mountain shortly after with two rescue trucks, and staged at the SAR station. An initial field team was deployed to access the subjects. This field team (call-sign 90D) was comprised of team leader Mike Sample, a newer member of the team, Simon Buckett, as well as an experienced resource member (and ALS paramedic) Miles Randal. While the initial "hasty team" was being transported to the trail head by Cypress ski patrol members, new information arose from the subjects. They thought they heard voices coming from above them (which were not our members). Unable to rule out the possibility of more lost subjects, another field team was dispatched to sign cut, and back up team 90D. The second team (callsign 99), quickly ascertained both of the initial subjects tracks and were able to sign cut along the Howe Sound Crest Trail. Concurrently, a third team (callsign 82) was deployed on skis to assist with the sign cutting efforts. 99 and 82 met up just short of Strachan Meadows and were able to conclusively rule out further subjects.

Subjects were located roughly near the yellow pin, below the Howe Sound Crest (HSC) trail.

By this time, team 90D had located the subjects, assessed their condition and assisted them out of the creek drainage they had got themselves stuck in. Shortly there after, team 90D was back on the Howe Sound Crest Trail and headed for the trail head were snowmobiles from Cypress Resorts were waiting to transport members and subjects back to command.

To quote NSR SAR Manager, Tim Jones:

These North Shore drainages are a grave yard. I don't have the numbers right now, but a lot of people have lost their lives. You can take my word for it.

Although a happy ending here, a number of stars aligned for these snowboarders (eg. Low Avi Conditions, Cell Coverage, Weather, etc.), which otherwise could have led to disaster.

More news coverage:





NSR Seymour SAR Ready Room

North Shore Search and Rescue - 13 December, 2010 - 11:22
The concept of the SAR Ready Room is to provide a location for mustering crews and staging a primary command in instances where the weather conditions, or the traffic conditions, are prohibitive of bringing a command truck up the mountain. SAR managers will have basic tools required to run a search, and search crews will have a warm dry place to muster and prepare their gear. Upon arrival of a better equipped command truck, command is shifted to the truck, but field teams still have access to the room for gearing up and briefing/debriefing.

A note from the driving force behind the project, Tim Jones:

One hell of a combined effort by all lot of people and organizations to make this a reality...this was no little adventure ..this took months of planning and preparation and above all cooperation!!!!.

The List of who made it happen:

  • North Shore Credit Union- the flagship of financial support to NSR for over 15years
  • Mt. Seymour Resorts
  • BC Parks
  • Eric Campbell
  • Edgewater Construction
  • NeweltaMCraes Environrmental
  • Generation Electric
  • Cel Com
  • Britco Trailer
  • Point Blank Installations

And of course some of my very dedicated fellow team members, both new and veterans:

  • Jeff Yarnold- co project coordinator
  • Karl Winter- team founder and our inspiration
  • Mike Danks
  • Simon Buckett
  • Alex Fergsuon
  • Ron Royston

It started in August / September with NSCU our champion funding the project, Seymour Resorts and BC Parks making the space happen( no small feat in a provincial park) Edgewater Construction, Newelta and Mcraes, and architect Eric Campbell preparing the site and structure at their expense, Fred and Jackson at Generation Electric making it happen with donated time with the electrical feed and phone line and finally a quality product by Brico Trailers. . Then Yesterday... It all came together yesterday starting at 0600 . Challenges with snow early am, space, almost understrength crane due to bomb proof trailer, concrete like soil that made putting in seismic anchors a real challenge...... but just exceptional can do by everyone especially Seymour front end loader staff, Point Blank Installers and crane operator and Cel Com radio techs!!!

The trailer is now in, power and telephone lines are in, antennas are up , radios working, gear shelves and tables in by 1500!!!!

Hope to be fully operational within 10 days from now.

This summer a deck, siding and roof will be installed again funded by our friends at North Shore Credit Union.

Once again,Tremendous leadership by Jeff Yarnold and Mike Danks... young guys with young families and careers who have been on the the leading edge with other dedicated members on the development our 5 SAR Stations, all major projects successfully developed and task proven... Karl and I can't thank you two enough... you are true leaders.

BC Has More SAR Calls Than the Rest of Canada Combined

North Shore Search and Rescue - 9 December, 2010 - 13:33
Mike has written another great blog post about the number of SAR calls in BC compared to the rest of Canada. Seems like us British Columbians have a really bad sense of direction and are very accident prone....or maybe it has to do with the terrain...hmm...
read more!

Man on Gondola Halts Skyride

North Shore Search and Rescue - 9 December, 2010 - 13:16
North Shore News ArticleThe Grouse Mountain Skyride was held up for several hours Monday afternoon while police attempted to get a distraught man down from the top of one of the gondola's towers.
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