Our Mission

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.

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Welcome to Our New Blog

June 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Blog

MR is an all-volunteer, donation-based organization of seasoned alpinists dedicated to saving lives throughout the Pacific North West. SMR’s primary service area serves more than 2 million people and spans more than 2,000 square miles of mountains, forests and rivers with more than 400 miles of trails and more than 400 sport climbing routes.

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Mission Spike

June 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Mission Spike

The record-setting warm weather earlier this year hasn’t been pleasant for everyone — it’s partially to blame for a 30 percent jump in search-and-rescue missions on King County’s many hiking trails. While these missions in King County can range anywhere from 110 to 150 a year, the 76 through June 6 is a much higher number than usual and up from 59 through the same time last year, and 43 the year before.

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Guye Peak Rescue

May 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Guye Peak Rescue

On May 28th, Seattle Mountain Rescue was called out to assist on a rescue for a stuck climber on Guye Peak. What initially seemed like a short 3-4 hours rescue soon turned into a 30+ hour ordeal with multiple teams from across the state assisting.