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Nabesna Area ORV Regulations Proposed by Wrangell-St. Elias
A regulation package for the management of off-road vehicle (ORV) use in the Nabesna District of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve was published in the Federal register on Jan. 15. It is available for public review and comment for 60 days. More »
HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER TO REOPEN FOR THE SUMMER
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will re-open on April 1, 2014. More »
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Seeks Candidates for Subsistence Resource Commission
Nominations for candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission are being accepted through March 31, 2014. More »
Hearings Set for Hunting and Domestic Goat Restrictions
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. WRST will also take comments on a proposal to prohibit domestic goats. More »
Rigging for Rescue
August 08, 2012
Earlier this summer the Ranger Staff and mountain guides from Kennecott Wilderness Guides and Ultima Thule participated in a week long technical ropework seminar taught by Rigging for Rescue. The course was an excellent opporunity to learn new skills and to refresh old ones. The participants worked through a variety of different scenarios from pretty simple to quite complex.
The course centered around the Root Glacier and Kennecott areas, where most of the park's visitation is focused. The Rangers respond to emergencies in these areas every year which made it an excellent training location.
The scenarios ranged from simple litter carryouts that required a belay line for additional security all the way up to a guiding line operation that raised an attendant, patient and litter 100 vertical feet out of the canyon between the glacier and the hillside.
This seminar was also an excellent opportunity to cross-train with some of the great folks that work in and around Wrangell-St Elias National Park. The park often calls on guides and other qualified locals to assist with search and rescue operations. This seminar was a really great team building exercise in addition to helping develop technical skills.
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Caribou often travel high into the mountains in the summer to rest on patches of remaining snow and ice, where they can escape clouds of biting insects.