As a member of a busy mountain rescue team, Steve Achelis participated in hundreds of rescues that frequently made the evening news.
In Mountain Responder, Steve takes the reader along on these life-and-death rescues as he and his teammates dig people out of avalanches, hang on a thin cable below a helicopter, and rescue climbers stuck on rock walls.
Threaded throughout these unforgettable rescues, Steve shares the exhilaration of saving a life, the fears and uncertainties during the struggle to keep a patient alive, as well as the doubts and second-guessing when someone doesn’t make it.
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Mountain Responder contains special "story codes" that link to hundreds of color photographs that were taken during the actual rescues. The photos bring the rescues to life.