Sorry for the delay...gonefishing05 wrote:B2, curious how you called your rescue in. Sorry if I missed it.
We used a Garmin Inreach. It was so important for us that we could communicate with dispatch. We would have ended up in a lot more trouble if we had used my old PLB brick and just sat there to wait for a ground SAR team. We were almost 7 miles in and at 13,200'. We had supplies but we were really beat up and 20 min in I was fighting off shock.
The fact that we could SOS and give our specific location, that it was class 3/4 loose terrain, altitude, injuries, that we had supplies but did not feel we could wait for ground rescue and furthermore that it would be unsafe, send the heli, that we had an orange emergency blanket to signal with.
The whole rescue was flawless and took about 3 hours. And the rain started at 3.1 hours.
Very lucky, grateful and thankful.