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Dee Molanaar - Mountains Don't Care, But We Do
This book was prepared to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Mountain Rescue Association in 1959.
Chapter 4 - Mountain Rescue Missions in Washington: 1948-1959
p. 58: The first official mission of the Seattle Mountain Rescue Council was the recovery of Robert Thorson, who fell to his death on The Brothers in the Olympic Mountains in October 1948. The search party included Ome Daiber, Wolf Bauer, Dr. Otto Trott, Chet Ullin, Lou Whittaker, and K and Dee Molenaar.
p. 59: In April 1950, James Carter was lost on Mt St Helens during a ski descent of the peak. He was never found.
p. 60: During the effort to rescue Lt. John Hodgkin from Mt Rainier after he landed his airplane near the summit, skis were used by the author's party on the lower slopes of the mountain.
Chapter 5 - Early Tragedies on Mt Hood, from 1896-1943
p. 77: On March 27, 1938, a party of Mazamas left Timberline Lodge for the first winter climb that the club had ever scheduled. The party used skis on the lower slopes of the mountain. Skis were also used to mount rescue attempts for Roy Varney and Russell Gueffroy.
Chapter 8 - History of Mountain Rescue Units in Washington
p. 105: This chapter discusses the origins of Seattle Mountain Rescue (1948, p. 105), Olympic Mountain Rescue (1957, p. 118), Tacoma Mountain Rescue (1958, p. 120), Everett Mountain Rescue (1956, p. 123), the Mt St Helens Ski Patrol and Rescue Unit (1948, p. 125), and Central Washington Mountain Rescue (mid-1950s, p. 126),
Chapter 9 - History of Mountain Rescue Units in Oregon
p. 129: This chapter discusses the origins of the Hood River Crag Rats (1926, p. 129), the Wy'east Climbers (1930, p. 131), the Hood River Alpinees (1947, p. 135), and the Mountain Rescue and Safety Council of Oregon (1955, p. 137).
p. 133: In 1936, Russ McJury and Gary Leech made a high level ski orbit of Mt Hood. The author describes this as a pioneering trip, but the date is later than the 1934 trip described in grauer-1975-p160.
Chapter 10 - Mountain Rescue Comes of Age
p. 139: This chapter describes the formation of the Mountain Rescue Association at Mt Hood in 1959. The author discusses the reasons people become involved in mountain rescue (p. 143). He also discusses trends and challenges facing the mountain rescue movement today (p. 152).
Appendix A - Selected Mountain Rescue Leadership in WashingtonBrief biographical sketches of the following rescuers, roughly in chronological order:
- Charlie Browne
- Bill Butler
- Ome Daiber
- Wolf Bauer
- Dr. Otto Trott
- Kurt Beam
- Max Eckenburg
- Paul Williams
- George Sainsbury
- Dorrell Looff
- Pete Schoening
- George Senner
- Willi Unsoeld
- Dave Mahre
- Bill and Gene Prater
- Lynn Buchanan
- Lou and Jim Whittaker
- Glenn Kelsey
- Bob McCall
- John Simac, Lee Tegner and Bert Brown
- Judy Beehler Hanna
Appendix B - Selected Mountain Rescue Leadership in OregonBrief biographical sketches of the following rescuers, roughly in choronological order:
- Ole Lien
- Ray Atkeson
- Everett Darr
- Randall Kester
- Joe Leuthold
- Hank Lewis
- Russ McJury
- Harold Engles
- Ralph Wiese
- Bill Hackett
- Dick Pooley
- Ross and Keith Petrie
- Ray Conkling
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