OMRT Rescues Injured Climber from the Snake Couloir (Mt. Sneffels)

The OMR Team was called out for an injured climber at the bottom of the Snake Couloir on Mount Sneffels on June 30, 2009. The climber sustained back and leg injuries as a result of a 100-foot fall. Approximately 20 OMR team members and reserves responded to the call, as well as Ouray County EMS and SO personnel. Hasty teams approached the scene by climbing over Mt. Sneffels from the South side and by the Blaine Basin Trail on the North. The injured climber was treated and packaged on the scene and then lowered almost 2000 vertical feet using a variety of rigging techniques. The patient was ultimately transferred to St. Mary’s CareFlight out of Grand Junction and transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital.

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