The completely updated and expanded official rescue workbook of the National Ski Patrol is now available to other wilderness first responders and the general public, now published by The Mountaineers Books.
As a leading authority of mountain safety since 1938, the not-for-profit organisation National Ski Patrol has dedicated itself to serving the public and the outdoor recreation industry by providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety services providers. Their core mountain rescue educational workbook, Mountain Travel and Rescue (first published in 1995), was researched, written, and reviewed by volunteer members and experts from all over the country, and is designed to help ski patrollers train, rescue, and survive in mountain environments, at resorts, in the backcountry, and at any time of year. Mountain Travel and Rescue is a valuable piece of mountain rescue equipment.
In addition to new illustrations, this edition offers significantly expanded lesson sections, a new backcountry medicine section, and more. Mountain Travel and Rescue: National Ski Patrol's Manual for Mountain Rescue is organised into four major sections: Survival, Travel, Backcountry Considerations, and Search and Rescue. It includes extensive appendixes, including medical equipment lists, a questionnaire, and a glossary and is a valuable tool for anyone who deals with search and rescue or is interested in mountain rescue basics.
- The National Ski Patrol still adheres to its founding creed of 'Service and Safety'. Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, this member-driven professional organisation is dedicated to providing education and accreditation to emergency care and safety service providers. Their members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall experience for outdoor recreationalists.