We are excited to be working with Mountain Rescue Aspen, who is looking to expand their facilities. The new space will allow MRA to house their equipment and rescue vehicles at the facility and not off-site like it is currently doing. It will also house a training area, control room, a kitchen, ample storage, and an area for their volunteers to rest after a long night in the field.
As stated in the Aspen Daily News, “MRA has outgrown its small headquarters and is now able to build a new facility largely because of a $1.5 million grant given last year to the organization from Oklahoma resident Lynda Cameron, who was rescued by a MRA team after her father’s plane crashed in the Capitol Creek Valley during a snowstorm on Nov. 27, 1977. Her father, C.B. Cameron, was killed in the crash; Lynda and four others, including her mother, brother and the pilot, were rescued.”
Mountain Rescue Aspen is a “volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through backcountry rescue and mountain safety education.” To learn more about MRA visit their website.