Notice to members: in order to comply with widespread social distancing recommendations, Olympic Mountain Rescue has temporarily suspended all in-person training and meetings. We have received clearance from DEM to conduct unit training online. Our regular meetings and periodic trainings will be held online using the Zoom platform.

Please check your email for meeting times and instructions on how to log in and participate.



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.

Mountain Rescue Teams

of Washington State

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About OMR

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

How to get involved

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


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

Climbing & Rescue Resources

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

Photo Gallery

Images from OMR missions and training activities over the years. (Gallery under construction - lots more photos coming soon.)

newsletter archives

This section under construction. More to come!

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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Supporting OMR


Olympic Mountain Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 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!


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.

Sheriff SAR
C. Keith Birkenfeld
Memorial Trust