Thank you for giving Portland Mountain Rescue the opportunity to help you learn more about mountain and backcountry safety!
This section provides resources designed to help you understand the risks and enjoy backcountry activities, such as mountaineering, hiking, climbing, skiing and snowboarding, while being as safe as possible.
PMR’s popular line of Safety Essentials educational brochures in downloadable electronic versions
Stay Safe on Mt. Hood
PMR’s 4 Elements of Safety, Locator Beacons, Weather and Avalanche, Maps – everything you need before starting the climb!
Climbing Season Tips
May and June are the most popular months for climbing Mt. Hood. These also are some of the most dangerous months when calls to Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR) increase. Climbers can limit their risk by following simple safety tips
Mountain Safety Videos
Videos created in collaboration with the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office to educate on mountain safety topics.
Request an Educational Presentation from Portland Mountain Rescue