Q&A with author Hal Clifford
Do young rescuers get too enthusastic?
Aspen's only one of many excellent rescue teams
Not really a question, but a comment. I haven't read the article, but I would take issue with the idea of "America's premier rescue team." I suppose this could just be hype for the article, but there are other MRA teams that have been around a lot longer and contributed as much--or more--to mountain rescue. One of the obvious leaders for many years is Sierra Madre as well as Seattle MR and others. I have personally been involved with MRA teams for more than 25 years, in southern California as well as in the Northwest. Having said that, I applaud your effort to write about mountain rescue and the personnel who have given so much of their time and effort over the years "that others may live." Yours, etc.,
Hal responds: It is true that the marketing people have got their little paws on The Falling Season. I believe I characterized Aspen as one of the most respected teams in the country. Maybe there should be a knot-tying contest or something.