What we do

Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council, Inc.

P.O. Box 292
Bellingham, WA 98227


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Who we are:

We are a membership comprised of roughly 45 volunteers from Whatcom County that come from a variety of backgrounds but share some common threads. We are all avid backcountry users that believe in helping other backcountry users during times of difficulty. We are backcountry skiers, climbers, mountaineers, and first responders.

What we do:

Bellingham Mountain Rescue is dispatched by the sheriff’s office to provide first response and rescue in our rugged corner of the North Cascades. This includes areas such as Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, the Twin Sisters range, and the remote Picket Range. This also includes the more frequented venues along the highway 542 corridor, such as the backcountry immediately adjacent to Mt. Baker ski area. We are mission ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all seasons and during all weather conditions. We often work alongside outside agencies that may have additional resources for rescue such as the U.S Navy, Homeland Security, and Snohomish County’s helicopter rescue team.

BMRC Statistics at a Glance:

Average number of missions per year: 12

Number of membership meetings per year: 11

Average number of trainings per year: 10

Average number of outreach and fundraising opportunities per year: 5

Committee and administrative tasks: numerous