November General Membership Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85257

After the Fall: My Helicopter Rescue Off the Mountain

What do you do after you suffer a serious fall on the trail?  Learn how AHTC member Rick Kamel, lying helpless on a harsh desert mountain trail, facilitated his own safe, speedy and smooth helicopter rescue off the mountain. 

The presentation uses real rescue photos that Rick took during the rescue, and describes in detail how he pre-planned the call to 911, what information he gave to the operator, and even his tone of voice while calling.  He will share insights in dealing with the first responders at the rescue site and describe his emotions during the rescue, his subsequent rehab depression, and how the post-trauma effects of the accident still impact each of his hikes to this day. 

Besides offering a detailed account of his own experience, Rick will offer meaningful insights should a disabling trail mishap befall others.