Make no mistake about it – our beloved Mount Shasta can be a very dangerous place.
In the midst of winter, there’s no better place than Mt. Shasta to head into the wilderness and enjoy one of the many snow-filled activities. But harsh weather patterns and unpredictable elements can turn any adventure into a life-threatening situation.
Luckily for us, a group of dedicated workers and volunteers are always ready to help anyone in a dangerous situation. Take an inside look into their training:
Cal OES Law Enforcement conducted training for California’s search and rescue coordinators, both workers and volunteers, up on the mountain recently. The attendees of the training were taught different strategies and techniques to perform search and rescue missions in the harshest of situations.
The group attended classroom basics before heading up to Bunny Flat to work with different vehicles, watch a K9 presentation and even get a visit from CHP Northern Division Air Operations.
These are very important training sessions to keep everyone safe on the mountain during winter conditions. Stay safe out there!
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine