Little Lights on Lone Mountain

Thursday, January 13, 2011

If you happened to see a bunch of little lights on Lone Mountain last night, don't worry, it was just the headlamps of the Mountain Rescue Team conducting a training session.

At 6pm, two teams began their ascent up the mountain. On the way up, each team was given a surprise medical scenario, one was a bee sting with an anaphylactic reaction while the other was a fallen hiker with a broken wrist. Both teams addressed each ailment and continued up the mountain.

Once at the top, the two teams worked together to build a technical system that lowered two rescuers to a victim that had fallen 50 - 70 feet. The two rescuers attended to the victim, who had suffered head injuries, multiple cuts and abrasions all over the body, and complained of neck pain. Rescuers attended to the patient's injuries, packaged the patient, and were raised back to the top of the mountain. From there, the team worked together to carry the patient down the mountain.

Here's a picture of the view from the top: