Notice to members: OMR is working within the guidelines established by the State and Department of Emergency Management to best ensure the safety of our members and those we serve. At this time we are conducting meetings and trainings both online and in person with covid safety precautions in place. For additional information, please email us or reach out to any Board member.


Olympic Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. OMR is one of nine 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 mountain safety education.

Supporting OMR


Olympic Mountain Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax ID number 91-1000954. Your donations are tax exempt to the extent allowable by law. We are 100% volunteer-led, with over 60 years of history and an active team of rescue volunteers. But, we can’t do it without your support. Training, equipment, rescue mission expenses and our building restoration & maintenance all depend on generous donations from people in our community. When you give to Olympic Mountain Rescue, your contribution literally saves lives!

There are several ways to provide financial support:

  • Scan the QR code below to donate directly online while Paypal covers all transaction fees
  • Click the Donate button to give using your credit card or Paypal account
  • Send your gift via check to Olympic Mountain Rescue, PO Box 4244, Bremerton, WA 98312


OMR is dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. Interested in getting involved? Click below for information on what it takes to become a member of this skilled group of dedicated volunteers.

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How to get involved

We are always looking for committed, experienced volunteers. Click here for membership requirements, FAQs and our application packet.

About OMR

Learn more about Olympic Mountain Rescue's purpose and mission.

Climbing & Rescue Resources

Links to publications and online resources useful to the climbing and mountain rescue community.


Olympic Mountain Rescue's history spans 60 years! Learn more...

Downloadable Trip Itinerary

Headed out?  Use OMR’s Trip Itinerary to help friends and family know your intended route, timeline, and other pertinent information. It can give your loved ones peace of mind. And, it can be invaluable–even lifesaving–should events not go as planned.
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