This short film was completed as as part of the Mountain Rescue
Association's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2009. The
film features Dee Molenaar, Jim Whittaker, Wolf Bauer, and other
key individuals involved in the early history of mountain rescue in
the US Pacific Northwest. The video shows that the roots of
mountain rescue were in the Alps, with immigrants Wolf Bauer and
Otto Trott bringing their experience and skills from Europe to the
US. The video closes with a look at mountain rescue today, as well
as some answers to the question: What motivates mountain rescuers
and why do they face danger to help others in trouble in the
mountains? The film was featured in a number of film festivals and
was a special award winner at the Mountain Film Festival in Mammoth
Lakes California in 2010.
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