Monday, January 5, 2015

International Committee on Alpine Rescue Highlights

The International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR) met in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, between October 6th and 10th, 2014. This was the first time in its 66 year history that ICAR met in the USA. There were 325 rescuers from 54 countries and a great exchange of information and best practices.

Topograph Media has produced the Annual Highlights Video since 2007, and previous editions can be found at The company has recently posted the highlights from the 2014 conference.

This first video is a round-up of the technical trainings and new products presented at ICAR.

This second video describes the commission workshops at the conference.

There are four commissions in ICAR. They are:
  • Terrestrial rescue
  • Air rescue
  • Avalanches
  • Mountain Emergency Medicine

--Jason D. Martin

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