Incorporated in 1948, Seattle Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization of seasoned alpinists dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. It specializes in mountainous terrain searches and high angle rescues, primarily in King County, Washington. It is a fully-accredited member of the Mountain Rescue Association and the King County Search and Rescue Association.


Every 5 years, Mountain Rescue Association units get tested in their proficiency in rock rescue, avalanche rescue, and search techniques.

This weekend, SMR went to Leavenworth for the rock accreditation piece. The team passed with flying colors, picking an injured climber from the middle of the face on 4th of July Rock and then using a tracking line to get them back near the trail.

A big thank you to the evaluators, the team members that went through the accreditation test, and those stayed back in Seattle in case a mission spun up. We're fortunate to have such a large group of volunteers.

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Karen BeckerSMR....it was a year ago that you brought my son down from Infinite Bliss and back to me and family -- forever grateful that we had our last goodbye, because of the amazing work you do and the incredible staff and volunteers. I love you all, Karen Becker -- Ross Halversons' mom❤️2 weeks ago   ·  6
Greg JohnstonNever needed you, but thank you nonetheless!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Southern Arizona Rescue AssociationGreat work!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Bellingham Mountain Rescue CouncilRight on SMR - good job!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Bill RengstorfGood work folks.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Ron EngGood work! I wish that I could have been there...2 weeks ago   ·  1
Nathan GreenlandMost colorful shirts in the WMRA!2 weeks ago   ·  3

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We really appreciate the friends and family of Eladio pulling together this fundraiser for King County Search and Rescue and are looking forward to hearing Eladio share his story with everyone.

We hope to see everyone there!
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Over Memorial Day weekend, teams rescued a hiker having medical issues near the summit of Granite Mountain. His family and friends have been kind enough to volunteer their time and are organizing a fu...

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