10 BSSAR members and 10 members of the GCSAR Alpine Team jointly trained on high-angle rescue techniques. The teams did a guideline, which involved a mid-cliff pick off and lower down the rock face and talus slope. The exercise lasted about 10 hours.
6 members of BSSAR responded for two patients about a half mile from the trailhead who fell from horses. BSSAR was canceled by the Incident Commander while en route, after subjects walked out on their own. A Gallatin County Sheriff Deputy was the Incident Commander. The operation lasted about an hour.
9 members of BSSAR responded 2.25 miles up the Cinnamon Trail for a person injured in a horse accident. BSSAR members located and assessed the patient. The patient was evacuated by a Gallatin County SAR contract helicopter using a short-haul technique and a BSSAR litter attendant. The patient was turned over to an EMS unit from Big Sky Fire. A Gallatin County Sheriff Deputy was the Incident Commander. This operation lasted about 5 hours.
5 members of BSSAR responded to the Porcupine Wildlife Area for a person injured in a horse fall. The patient was assessed and stabilized on the vacuum mattress and transported 1 mile to the ambulance. Equipment used included medical packs, vacuum mattress, ambulance trailer, 4-wheel ORVs, and a personal motorcycle. A Gallatin County Sheriff Deputy was Incident Commander. The operation took about 2 hours.
5 members of BSSAR responded to the Ouzel Falls overlook for a woman who fainted. After assessing the patient she was evacuated 1.5 miles to the trailhead by wheeled litter. A Gallatin County Sheriff Deputy was the Incident Commander. The operation lasted about 2 hours.