OMR Olympic Mountain Rescue


Litter Descent in the RainOlympic Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. OMR is one of seven Mountain Rescue Association units that operate in Washington State. Collectively, OMR members have hundreds of years of mountaineering experience in the Olympics. We are a skilled group of volunteer climbers dedicated to wilderness rescue and safety education.

Our Purpose
We specialize in search and rescue operations in rugged wilderness areas involving high angle rock, snow and ice. We also provide technical expertise for search and rescue on rivers, canyons, heavy timber, brush and aircraft searches. Though most of our work takes place on the Olympic Peninsula, many times, we operate in conjunction with other Washington state rescue units along the Cascades, from Mt. St. Helens to Mt. Baker.

Our Mission
In addition to rescue work, we actively promote back country safety. In particular, we participate in educational seminars of interest to the outdoor community, help local schools with mountaineering programs, distribute a variety of safety brochures and show outdoor safety films to interested groups. We also authored the "Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains," published by the Mountaineers.

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