Help support a new wilderness medical team in the Red

by dfifer » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:53 am

As you might be aware, wilderness medical care for accident victims is very limited. The local SAR teams, while skilled at rope rescue, aren't licensed EMS agencies and are limited to providing first aid only. On the other hand, the local EMS agencies generally will not leave their vehicles at the trail head due to concerns about workers comp, proper training, etc.

To solve this dilemma, a group of medical professionals with passion for the Gorge has worked with the Powell County government to form a specialized wilderness medical team out the Powell County Ambulance Service called RedSTAR: Red River Gorge Special Treatment, Access, and Rescue team. In short, it's a dedicated volunteer unit consisting of EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, and Physicians, many of whom are climbers, who have the capability to treat patients at the Advanced Life Support level anywhere in the Gorge. BUT, we have an extremely meager budget from the county and we need to raise our own funds!

RedSTAR has the ability to provide advanced pain control, establish airways, decompress chests, treat orthopedic injuries, provide backcountry cardiac support, and administer a wide range of treatments for everything from anaphylaxis to internal bleeding. Right now, we only have the funds to do so for a few months.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe campaign here: .

As we are a unit of Powell County government, your donations are tax deductible as explained by the IRS here: ... ion-Letter

You can find out more about RedSTAR here:

Economic Impact Study Presentation: March 12 @ 11am

by RRGCC » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:11 pm

Remember those online and in-person surveys you filled out last year? Come hear what the results were and discuss climbers' impact on the local economy! We hope to see you in the Natural Bridge State Lodge's Magnolia Room at 11am this Saturday, March 12th! We'll be serving coffee, orange juice, and pie charts. :)

Facility map:!userfiles/aParkBrochures/Maps/NaturalBridge.pdf


Photographer: Elodie Saracco; Climber: Paul Morley

Trail Day at Miller Fork - April 2

by RRGCC » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:24 pm

This trail day is planned to extend the Main West trail after Bowman Fork, getting climbers out of the mudpit that is the road. Please register at the RRGCC website to be counted for a free lunch from Miguel's. BONUS: NO STAIR BUILDING!



Red River Reunion 2016!

by RRGCC » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:31 pm

Miguel’s Pizza is throwing a big party on March 19th to welcome everyone back to the Red for the season, and they’re donating all the proceeds to the RRGCC! Please keep an eye on Miguel’s Pizza’s Facebook page for details in coming weeks.

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