Alpine Rescue Team has responded to wilderness emergencies since 1959: providing mountain search and rescue, day or night, 24/7.
Thank you to Brian Chambliss of Plugged in Productions for making this incredible video of Alpine Rescue Team in action and for the amazing tribute to his father, whom we helped recover in 2019. We are humbled and grateful!
Colorado Mountain Rescue History Center!
In 2013 the Alpine Rescue Team began raising funds to build the first archive, museum and education facility dedicated to Mountain Rescue in the United States. This project is still ongoing. To learn more about this project or to make a tax deductible donation towards this project, click here.
Always free to any individual or agency in need of our expertise and assistance. To postpone a call-for-help because of financial concerns could cost a life.
The Team believes that all humanitarian wilderness search-and-rescue efforts, statewide, should be free to any individual. Along with the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), both the statewide Colorado Search and Rescue Association and the Mountain Rescue Association, Rocky Mountain Region, have position statements concerning “Charging for Rescue”. Click here for more information.
Alpine is the only nationally accredited mountain rescue team in Colorado with memoranda of understanding to provide search and rescue services with three different county sheriffs. (Clear Creek / Jefferson / Gilpin)
At a national level, Alpine Rescue Team meets the 2004 FEMA Standards as a Type 1 Mountain & Technical SAR Team.
Alpine is one of only thirteen mountain rescue teams in the state of Colorado that is fully accredited by the Mountain Rescue Association, an international organization of teams specializing in mountain search and rescue, and safety education.
Alpine Rescue Team members are highly trained non-paid professional rescue-mountaineers based in Evergreen, Colorado.
Support Colorado’s search and rescue community. By purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card, County Sheriffs and Search and Rescue teams can be reimbursed for costs incurred on a mission. This card is not Insurance and does not pay for medical transport.
The team relies upon the generous contributions of the community to fulfill its’ mission of saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. We’d like to thank all of the individuals that have contributed over the years and offer a special acknowledgment to those corporate sponsors that help Alpine perform its’ mission and help to keep mountain rescue free of charge. To make a donation today, please visit our donations page.