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DelAska’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 02 Aug 2007

Location: Anchorage, AK, USA

MapMountain top rescue today, with helicopter rescue. Flattop Mountain (3510’) is the most popular mountain to climb in Alaska. The last 300 meters is all rock and is hand and foot climbing. We carried our rescue gear (litter, backboard, trauma pack, rope, hard hats and more) for 3 hours to the summit. Unfortunately not all completed the climb.
We ran a back injury scenario from primary assessment to helio load. It was a very impressive sight to see the heilo land in such a small area. Hope you like the pics.

We all trained at the international company “Learn to Return” practicing survival skills. The pictures are of their crash cage simulating escape. These guys are unbelievable in their equipment, knowledge and experience and training skills. They train world wide and have made a number of appearances on The Discovery Channel and others.