Hiking Safety - After the Fall; My Helicopter Rescue Off the Mountain

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You suffer an immobilizing injuring on the trail, now what happens? Now what do you do? Arizona’s first responders are called upon to rescue hundreds of residents and visitors who have suffered debilitating injuries while exploring our beautiful mountain trails. “After the Fall; My Helicopter Rescue Off the Mountain” chronicles the dramatic real-life experience that Rick Kamel faced with his call for a chopper to rescue him as he lay helpless on the harsh desert mountain trail. The presenter, Rick Kamel from Phoenix said, “My goal is to provide those who attend this presentation, detailed insight into the strategies and tactics I used to facilitate a safe, speedy and smooth rescue. My hope is by telling my story, I will offer meaningful insight should a disabling trail mishap befall others hikers or bike riders.” 

Rick Kamel is entirely retired and moved to Phoenix 5 years ago from the mid-west.  He is an avid mountain and desert hiker as well as pavement walker averaging over 125 miles/month. His hikes have covered countless mountain ranges from Mexico to the Canadian Rockies, Death Valley, and even parts of the Mohave Desert.

Rick enjoys forest hiking as well.  Hiking parts of the Great Smoky Mt., Appalachian Trail, Ozark Mountains and the Heron, Hiawatha and Manistee National Forests.  His latest treks this past summer took him to Gila National Forest in NM, parts of the Colorado Trail and the Rio Grande Gorge outside of Taos.

Rick is now training for the Bataan Death March marathon held on the White Sands Missile Base just outside of Las Cruces NM.

Registration required. Register at www.dfla.org or call the library at 480-488-2286.

Cost: Free




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