Mike Gibbs and Kevin Koprek just wrapped up a great training session hosted by MDI SAR at Acadia National Park. The training included all of the MASAR teams that conduct high angle missions across the state of Maine. In attendance were members of: MDI SAR, Acadia NPS Rangers, Baxter State Park Rangers, Wilderness Rescue Team, Franklin SAR, Mahoosuc SAR and the Coastal Mountain Rescue Team. MASAR and Rigging for Rescue have a long standing history of training together, and we are fortunate to have had another great experience working with them again!

Beautiful weather and stunning views of the North Atlantic are hard to beat.

SAR techs negotiate a steep edge with the help of a high directional using the Arizona Vortex.

MASAR techs finding the most ergonomic position while attending to a casualty.

All smiles with this crew!

Anyone who knows Mike Gibbs, understands that he is a firm believer in the ‘work hard, play hard’ life philosophy. There was no exception to this “stay and play” fall rock climbing session in the Gunks with Kevin after wrapping up training with MASAR.

Gibbs on lead, Koprek multi-tasking with the one handed photo belay!

For a couple of Gen Xers, their selfie game is on point!

Fall season rock climbing in the Gunks was a great way to wrap up an awesome training session on the East Coast. Back home in Ouray, CO, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, many of us are already so stoked for winter! All of our 2024 Open Enrollment training dates are live on our website.

Do you want to get your winter rescue training skills up to speed? Take a look at our Waterfall Ice Rescue workshops taking place in beautiful Ouray, January and February 2024. Here’s to winter!