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Full Mission Profile – “Mountain Rescue”

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Situation:

A group of 4 back country climbers missed their scheduled rendezvous with their pick up approximately 24 hours ago.  About 4 hours ago an emergency call was received from the party via sat phone that was garbled and cut off short.  Fortunately it was clear enough to determine that all of the members were alive, although three of the members had fallen and were severely injured.  The climbing party tried to continue to move, but with several vertical pitches of decent in their way, they decided to hunker down and call for assistance. The exact location of the climbers was unable to be determined, and before any more information could be passed, the call was lost.

The national weather service has issued a severe snow storm approaching within the next 4 hours that will make aerial approach and extraction impossible.  It is expected that all members of the team have suffered cold injuries based on existing weather conditions and duration of exposure.

Objective:

Load 3 person Search and Rescue (SAR) party into helo and conduct aerial search to locate climbers.  Once climbers have been located, move to safe extraction point and medevac via helo to local medical center.

FMP Workout:

PHASE 1:  Locate climbers

Aerial locate climbers by using known routes of ascent/decent.  Drop SAR party in via repelling ropes from helo to base of vertical wall where climbers are stranded.  Ascend rock wall to provide aid and prepare for evac:
50 – 35 – 20

  • Squats
  • Pull ups
  • Kettlebell Swings

PHASE 2:  Rescue

Assess condition of each member and treat any life threatening injuries.  Package and move climbers to location at bottom of rock wall via ropes.
4 Rounds of:

  • 10 Deadlift (135lbs)
  • 10 Back Squat (95lbs)
  • 10 Renegade Rows (each arm / 25lbs)

PHASE 3:  Evac

Move each of the injured members to location approximately 1 kilometer away where helo can land for pickup.  Call for helo and load for transport.

  • Carry 50lbs over 1,000 meters
  • Dropping every minute for 25 pushups

Max Time:  45 min

Time is of the essence if helo extraction is going to be possible.  Rapid aerial location must be successful to allow time for assessment, treatment, and movement of climbing party.  From location to evac, assume that you have 45 minutes.  Anything after that risks everyone’s life due to the impending storm.

Notes:

It is vital that there be efficient use of time.  If it takes more than 45 minutes to accomplish all phases of the operation, everyone’s life is in danger due to approaching whiteout conditions.

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*Full Mission Profiles are fictitious representations of possible real-world scenarios.
By |2017-01-20T13:32:51+00:00December 6th, 2008|Categories: All Entries, Full Mission Profile|Tags: , , |

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7 Comments

  1. Alex l. December 6, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    i finished this one in hour i wasnt feeling to hot today, i had to break the pull ups into sets i got to 15 and then kept doing them the run really drained me today, hopefully next week ill be 100% and be ready for the next fmp.

  2. Coach December 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Good job Alex!

  3. Andrea B. December 7, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    This one sounds close to my heart and somewhat familiar. I wasn’t SAR, but I did get to do some cool stuff while on ski patrol. The deadlifts and squats and ruck run are great prep for anything like this. (I was once told squat jumps would be the way to go – kind of a waste of my time). But I think later on this week I’ll give this a shot if I have time aside from my usual routine. Well, my pooch says it’s time for a jog. Till later!

  4. Wes B. December 9, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I got this work out done in 41:31. Going from the Kettle Bell Swings to Squats Strained me lot. The run was easy only 100 Push ups Good work out in General. Looking forward to Pst test coming up.

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