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Longs Peak Summit Club To Induct Five Rescuers

Helicopter rescue in Upper Beaver Meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park.    Courtesy Photo

Helicopter rescue in Upper Beaver Meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park. Courtesy Photo

The Longs Peak Summit Club has announced five candidates for induction into the Longs Peak Rescue Award Hall of Fame.

The five candidates are; Geoff Noyes, Jim Carlson, Mark Schultz, who, during an active thunderstorm, performed CPR on two injured hikers; Patrick Mahany, Flight for Life helicopter pilot who maneuvered a dangerous touch down landing and patient extraction during a violent summer storm; and Jim Detterline, for Lifetime Achievement Rescue Award for hundreds of Longs Peak rescues and assists.

The induction banquet will be held Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. in the Longs Peak Room at the Aspen Lodge, 6120 Highway 7 (about 5 miles south of Estes Park on Hwy. 7) Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, August 14. Please call Paula Foster at the Aspen Lodge, 970-586-8133 to make reservations. Cost is $35 for the dinner or $5 for the awards presentation only.

Historic Preservations, Inc., was founded in 1999 as a historic preservation society. It has conducted historic symposiums across the United States.

In the summer of 2000, Historic Preservations, Inc., added to its name  “Longs Peak Summit Club,” to reflect the Longs Peak connection to Colorado and Estes Park in a historical and cultural content. During that same year, Historic Preservations, Inc., created the Longs Peak Rescue Awards to acknowledge an individual or rescue team in recognition of exemplary service, skill and bravery, exhibited on a Longs Peak Rescue. As a general guideline, a committee of Longs Peak Summit Club volunteers gets together every four to six years to review nominations for the Longs Peak Rescue Award. The public is invited to attend this induction banquet.

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