NORTH COUNTRY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
Volcano Rescue Team
About the team
The Volcano Rescue Team (VRT) was formed in 1986
under the auspices of North Country EMS. This organization provides a resource to handle mountain-related incidents with the opening of Mt. St. Helen’s to climbing. The team still operates under the NCEMS umbrella, but is totally volunteer and is self-supporting.
The Mount St. Helens 10-Essentials
Everything you need for your Great Outdoor Adventure
If you already climb and hike, you already know about the basic Ten Essentials. Never leave the trailhead without them! Below is a list of Mount St. Helens Climbing Essentials. The best thing to do is know your limits and practice good judgement. All climbers are recommended to carry: