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TMR – the Pioneering Advanced Life Support Mountain Rescue Unit

The work of Dr Ben Constance has meant TMR is now a classified ALS provider. Bringing full scope medical care to our patients in high angle and technical terrain in the Washington wilderness. We have 4 emergency physicians and paramedics working with TMRU, and another with Olympic Mountain Rescue. The goal is to have a network of wilderness trained physicians along the west coast of WA that can also provide mutual aid and improve our advanced medical coverage for all our missions. For more information and to sponsor this groundbreaking program visit

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a Charity.

Because TMR is a 100% volunteer 503(c) charity with 0% admin costs we need just $20,000 per year to operate; providing search, rescue & recovery from Mt Adams to Mt Baker and mountain safety education throughout Washington State.

But to keep Tacoma Mountain Rescue running we do need $20,000 – so we need you!  Please donate online today or contact us about business sponsorship.  On behalf of the next lives saved – thank you!

Target: $20,000 per year! 2.5% Raised so far. Please donate today!

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

An amazing group responsible for much of our life-saving equipment, search vehicles, gear, and operational funding.

The Ben Cheney Foundation

A long time supporter of Tacoma Mountain Rescue, the foundation has provided funds for both of our Rescue trucks.

Puget Sound Energy

These guys do more than deliver gas and electricity, their assistance in getting a second truck allows us to deliver people to where we are needed.


Thanks to Boeing for their kind donations and support of Tacoma Mountain Rescue.

Outdoor Research

Thanks to Seattle based Outdoor Research for the great gear and great discounts you give TMR unit members.

Wet Coast

Thanks to Wet Coast Brewing Company who support TMR through events held at their wonderful Gig Harbor tasting rooms.

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As a charity, every year we struggle for funds for all the gear and stuff that keeps us ready to get to you on the mountain when you need us.

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Professional Observation: March 18, 2018: Snoqualmie Pass: Dallas Glass

You can see the impacts of several days of above freezing temperatures on the snowpack. There are numerous loose wet avalanches on most sunny slopes. Over the last few days these avalanches have grown larger and run farther. In some locations they are over running common travel routes such as the summer trail to Snow Lake and the standard up-track to the Snow Lake Divide. This is a great reminder that you don’t need to be traveling on steep slopes to be influenced by these wet avalanches. •
It didn’t take long today for the sun and warm temperatures to melt the weak overnight crust. Wet surface snow developed on many slopes before 10am. With this in mind, we chose to avoid traveling on and under steep open slopes that were receiving any sunshine. •
Be careful out there if you choose to go out in the mountains during this extended warm weather.
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