The Authors: OMR

The Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains is authored by Olympic Mountain Rescue.

About OMR

Olympic Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. OMR is one of nineĀ Mountain Rescue Association units that operate in Washington State. Collectively, OMR members have hundreds of years of mountaineering experience in the Olympics. We are a skilled group of volunteer climbers dedicated to wilderness rescue and safety education.

Our Purpose

We specialize in search and rescue operations in rugged wilderness areas involving high angle rock, snow and ice. We also provide technical expertise for search and rescue on rivers, canyons, heavy timber, brush and aircraft searches. Though most of our work takes place on the Olympic Peninsula, many times, we operate in conjunction with other Washington state rescue units along the Cascades, from Mt. St. Helens to Mt. Baker.

Our Mission

In addition to rescue work, we actively promote back country safety. In particular, we participate in educational seminars of interest to the outdoor community, help local schools with mountaineering programs, distribute a variety of safety brochures and show outdoor safety films to interested groups. And, via the popular Climber's Guide, we provide detailed and accurate route descriptions for nearly every peak in the Olympic Range (over 300 peaks).

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