27 episodes

Portland Mountain Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and education. Rescue Radio was created to reach a wider audience to prevent emergencies in the greater outdoors.

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Portland Mountain Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and education. Rescue Radio was created to reach a wider audience to prevent emergencies in the greater outdoors.

    Rescue in the backcountry: Eldorado Peak

    Rescue in the backcountry: Eldorado Peak

    Eldorado Peak, with its knife edge summit, is one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Our very own PMR member, Marc "Milo" Milobinski is joining Amy Graham and Ania Wiktorowicz to talk about his climb of Eldorado Peak, the accident, rescue and emergency signaling. Sometimes accidents happen in the least expected places that are still far away from cell service. How do you call for help? What options do you have? Is it worth paying for extra gear? www....

    • 31 min
    Stuck in a Crevasse on Denali

    Stuck in a Crevasse on Denali

    Chris Erickson was a veteran mountain ranger in Denali when he was faced with a crevasse rescue that was deemed impossible: extricate a fallen climber from a 60 foot depth of a crevasse what was only 12 inches wide on the bottom. His story is a true example or heroism and perseverance that you may only find in rare rescue stories told by seasoned experts. This episode will make you believe in magical outcomes which in fact is the result of human persistence and the belief that ever...

    • 28 min
    Chugach Mountain Rescue

    Chugach Mountain Rescue

    Hosted by Ania Wiktorowicz, Created by Mari FeherAndrew Holman is a Portland, Or transplant living and climbing around Anchorage, Alaska. In the process of climbing all the peaks of the Chugach Mountain range near Anchorage, one night he found himself tumbling 500 ft on the South side of Avalanche Mountain (5,050 feet) . What do you do with one microspike on a side of a 45 degree icey slope? As a BCEP grad from the Mazamas (an established climbing and mountaineering club in Porlan...

    • 40 min
    So,You Want to Be a Helicopter Rescuer?

    So,You Want to Be a Helicopter Rescuer?

    Hosted by Ania Wiktorowicz, Created by Mari FeherEric Gagnon has been in Search and Rescue for 25 years. He has been in helicopter rescues for 10 years with King County Sheriff's office in the state of Washington after a start at the Coast Guard. Not only is he a rescue specialist, a hoist operator but currently he is training incoming new members on how to conduct rescues. Having numerous back country helicopter rescues under his belt, he is here to tell us what it takes to be a helico...

    • 30 min
    A Headlamp SOS Rescue on Mt Rainier

    A Headlamp SOS Rescue on Mt Rainier

    Created by Mari Feher, Hosted by Ania WiktoroviczIn July of 2022 Jaden Stewart of Gallatin County Sheriff SAR in Montana, Karel Kaiser and their partner set out to summit Mt Rainier in the state of Washington via the Ptarmigan Ridge route. As they started out from their high camp in 30+ miles /hour wind, they noticed a lone headlamp from the party ahead of them giving off SOS signals. At this point, the team knew there would be no summit bid in their day as the terrain became increasing...

    • 39 min
    Grief, Fear and Stress in the Mountains and How to Cope

    Grief, Fear and Stress in the Mountains and How to Cope

    Hosted by Ania Wiktorowitz, Created by Mari FeherWe all have a connection to nature and the mountains. It is unavoidable to experience some stress, trauma or even loss and grief while you are on your favourite pitch or route. How do you cope when you are under stressors? Do you have the necessary tools to overcome this experience or the need to reach out to your community for help? If you ever felt you are alone feeling anxious on a climb and you must be the only one that experiences fe...

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

DC2PDX ,

Fantastic!

I’ve listened to each episode and learned something new from them all! Thank you for this service to the outdoor community.

GraceVancouver ,

Very informative

Good job Ania, Mari and all the guest. Keep up with your good work 👌🏽

BlueMt67 ,

Informative and Well Done

I look forward to new episodes, keep up the good work.

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