Werner, is YOSAR contracting rescues now?

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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Nov 9, 2017 - 05:17pm PT
wow, what a sh#t show of a write up... Implying YOSAR wasn't on the ball.

kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Nov 9, 2017 - 05:22pm PT
Re. Murray “Murf” Clark's letter and

“Where do we find such men?” Our president gave his answer: “Well, we find them where we’ve always found them. They are the product of the freest society man has ever known.” He was referring to the military.

the Dad, who called for rescue. is a former Air Force Colonel...
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 9, 2017 - 05:35pm PT
Anyone here on retainer?
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2017 - 05:39pm PT
I can relate to worried parents. This is a shot of me and a buddy during a early kayak descent of Sespe Creek in Ventura County. Its 35 miles of wilderness class 5 kayaking. We took a little longer than we thought and my dad got worried and decided to fly in to check on us. We were fine but he just had to be sure.
Credit: Batrock

This would not be the last time I had involvement with helicopters and Sespe Creek.
rwedgee

Ice climber
CA
Nov 9, 2017 - 05:46pm PT
When did this allegedly take place ?
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2017 - 05:50pm PT
No date given in the article.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 9, 2017 - 06:38pm PT
Keith Lober on FB said it happened. I believe him...
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 9, 2017 - 06:50pm PT
Lober's on facebook? Tell him to stop by my place next time he's coming through Bishop.

Me and a freind had this idea of an international for profit rescue team years ago.

Then we sobered up.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 9, 2017 - 10:45pm PT
Satire, don't try this at home kids.

DMT
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 9, 2017 - 10:54pm PT
It's plainly obvious,
the Smokin Duck has no comment.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 10, 2017 - 06:20am PT
WTF? Is this for real?

That letter is a completely ridicuous marketing ploy. No parent would write like that. Satire indeed.

From thier website:
A Completely integrated program
Yeah- with who? the bums in Camp 4?
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 10, 2017 - 06:55am PT
His rescuers, with deep knowledge of the park, knew where to find a well-hidden spring for extra water on the trail back to the valley.

It appears that a water diviner climbs too. Is this a Werner startup?
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:08am PT
So if the cave is on big sandy, but when Redpoint showed up they only needed to lower a 70 meter rope...sounds like they were making progress and almost to the top?



anyway, I keep playing a scene in my mind where there's a climbing team struggling on a pitch so they call for the Redpoint Team. A girl gets heli-lowered to the struggling team and she redpoints the pitch for them. They're all like thanks a bunch, she gets helicoptered out and they make it to the top, all triumphant and sh#t. That's what Redpoint Rescue is in my mind...although it's probably just funny to me.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:18am PT
And we should re-name HD NWF Straight to DVD.
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Nov 10, 2017 - 03:57pm PT
It’s worth mentioning that of the two 70m’s lowered, only one was actually for the rescue. The other was a rappel line for a violinist, brought alongside for dramatic effect.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 10, 2017 - 04:45pm PT
It would seem SAR-minded folk around the world would have to be on retainer or some other contingent contractual arrangement for this to work.
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Nov 10, 2017 - 05:16pm PT
anyway, I keep playing a scene in my mind where there's a climbing team struggling on a pitch so they call for the Redpoint Team. A girl gets heli-lowered to the struggling team and she redpoints the pitch for them. They're all like thanks a bunch, she gets helicoptered out and they

say "hey, where's the top rope?"
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Nov 10, 2017 - 05:53pm PT
8k retainer, 4k per incident for responders.

















































#FakeNews
yosemite 5.9

climber
santa cruz
Nov 10, 2017 - 08:48pm PT
The usual negativity without the facts. It might be considered that at least they were responsible enough to have a rescue team available so that they did not put YOSAR members at risk.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 09:06pm PT
Yosemite 5.9,
Does that mean we should all have our own private rescue team so as not to put YOSAR or any other rescue team at risk?
I have been a fireman for 30 years and never blamed anyone for calling 911 and putting my life at risk, its part of the job.
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