June 24, 2018, 18-318, #8

On Sunday morning, June 24, 2018 at 11:23 AM, the Team was called out for rescue of a 25-year old woman from Massachusetts who had sustained a possible broken ankle at Crystal Crag in the Mammoth Lakes basin.  She and a friend had almost summited the crag when a boulder dislodged and struck her ankle.  Her friend and other climbers lowered her off the crag to the base, while the Team assembled and hiked in with equipment to extract her from the backcountry. 

 Low angle lowering down the snowfield

Low angle lowering down the snowfield

She was transported by wheeled litter to the SAR team staging location at Lake George.  Her friend transported her to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.

 Rolling out to the trailhead

Rolling out to the trailhead

Responders were:  Greene (Ops), M. Hansen (IC), Torrence, Hennes, Kaufman, Wallace, Cowan, Guffey, Bush, Endo, Haugh, Quiring, and Rae.  The Team volunteered 57 man hours for this call.