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Nice job Mudrat!

by Puma concolor » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:03 pm

Been all over the news in my parts ... a major rescue deep in the Adirondack High Peaks this past weekend involving 34 Rangers and 12 volunteers. See below linked tweet to see a photo of the action taken by SP’s very own Mudrat:

https://twitter.com/scottvanlaer/status/961220049741778944

More on the rescue:

RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) A hiker is recovering from a leg injury after 34 state forest rangers and 12 volunteers braved high winds and snow in a 37-hour rescue operation in the Adirondack High Peaks.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says a hiker called 911 in Essex County shortly after noon Saturday to report his companion had fallen 10 feet from an icy cliff on Saddleback Mountain. The injured hiker couldn't bear weight on one leg.


https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/35587/20180206/adirondack-hiker-rescued-by-34-rangers-and-12-volunteers
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Re: Nice job Mudrat!

by Puma concolor » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:57 am

Great write-up in Adirondack Explorer of this life-saving rescue effort that is quickly becoming something of legend.

Thirty-four forest rangers and a dozen volunteers saved a hiker’s life after he injured his leg on an icy cliff on the remote Saddleback Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness in early February.

“If you’re on trail, it’s probably the worst spot in the High Peaks that you can break a leg,” said forest ranger Robbi Mecus, who led the evacuation team. “There’s no way to get to it without going over a High Peak.”

The rescue took about thirty-seven hours to complete, starting with the emergency call placed by the injured hiker’s friend at about noon on Saturday, February 3, and ending at 1 a.m. Monday when he was put in an ambulance near the Garden parking area in Keene Valley.

Rangers Scott Van Laer and Rob Praczkajlo were the first searchers to reach the hiker and his friend—at 4:45 a.m. Sunday after a five-mile trek through deep snow and icy terrain.

Van Laer said the hiker was alert but shivering and mildly hypothermic. The rangers treated the injury and put the hiker inside a bivy shelter with a sleeping bag and heated blanket. The hikers had made a snow shelter and were well equipped for a day hike but didn’t have overnight gear.

“He stopped shivering within a half an hour and then was asleep an hour later,” Van Laer said.

Van Laer said the temperature was in the single digits, with winds of about fifty miles an hour.


Full story:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/saddleback-rescue
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Re: Nice job Mudrat!

by MudRat » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:43 am

Hey there! Thanks, Puma :) Glad to have helped them out!

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