Medical Evacuation Mountaineering
Photo Credit: 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Soldiers from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) practice rope team arrest and rescue in conditions of limited visibility during medical training on Mt. Rainier. Mount Rainier, located near Ashford, Wash., is the tallest mountain in the Cascade Mountain range. Arresting and rescue requires team members to work together to safely retrieve a member who may fall into a crevasse or lose footing in some other manner while conducting mountaineering operations.
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