Three years ago there was a group of construction workers trapped by bad weather atop Sharatine Mountain. KISAR successfully rescued these members, but the high winds scattered tents and other equipment all over the mountain.
On October 15th, in association with Kodiak Island Trails Network, KISAR members returned to clean up the site. Tom Walters with Maritime Helicopters sling-loaded the trash that the KISAR team collected.
The event provided our members with valuable experience with helicopter-borne searches and also handling of trail lines under a helo’s downdraft.
Afterwards, the KISAR members did some anchor setting and rappelling training.