Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mountaineering Museum launches Mountain Rescue Exhibit


Shelby Arnold
American Mountaineering Museum

Rachel Scott
Colorado Mountain Club

For Immediate Release

Mountaineering Museum launches Mountain Rescue Exhibit

GOLDEN, CO (May 23, 2012) – On Thursday, the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum will launch “Risk & Reward: A Mountain Rescue Exhibit.” The grand opening reception will begin at 6:00pm at the Museum, located at 710 10th Street in Golden, Colorado. Tickets are free for Museum members and $5 for non-members.

Spanning from the mid-1900s to present day, “Risk & Reward” highlights the evolution, impact and importance of mountain search and rescue in the United States. Visitors will experience the history, tools, people and culture of this often overlooked but heroic specialty.

The Museum worked with local rescue professionals and the Mountain Rescue Association to create a comprehensive exhibit, showcasing various aspects of mountain rescue and the individuals who devote their time and expertise.

As an added benefit, the exhibit will have a mobile website where guests can access additional facts and stories via their smart phones.

“Risk & Reward: A Mountain Rescue Exhibit” will be open through December 8, 2012. For more information about the Museum’s events, programs and exhibits, visit or call 303-996-2755.

About the Museum
The American Mountaineering Museum opened in February 2008 as North America’s first museum devoted to the stories and achievements of American mountaineers. Located at 710 10th Street in Golden, Colorado, the Museum takes visitors through the historic early days of mountaineering adventure from the use of hemp rope and hobnail boots, to the high tech gear of the present day. Topics include mountaineering heroism, gear, culture, high peaks, safety, climate change, inspiration and art. The American Mountaineering Museum is a joint venture between the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Club. For more information, call 303-996-2755, email, or visit


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