1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training for personnel that conduct operations in the mountain environment as it relates to general and field knowledge, skills, and abilities. 1.1.1 Specifically, personnel with a Mountain Endorsement may, under qualified supervision, perform their normal duties safely and effectively in mountainous terrain. 1.1.2 A Mountain Endorsement alone is not sufficient to indicate that an individual has the knowledge, skills, or abilities to perform any specific duties, including search and rescue operations, other than those defined within this guide. 1.2 Mountain Endorsed individuals operate on the surface of the land only, including in mountainous terrain. This guide alone does not provide the minimum training requirements for performing operations in partially or fully collapsed structures, in- or on-water, in confined spaces, underground (such as in caves, mines, and tunnels), or in an alpine environment in mountainous terrain. 1.3 Mountain Endorsed individuals are able to respond in the field and back country to perform at the level at which they are trained. 1.4 For search and rescue (SAR) application, personnel on Type I-IV teams of Kind C (mountainous) must meet the requirements of this guide. 1.5 Mountain Endorsed individuals must work under qualified supervision, as deemed appropriate by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
alpine, helicopter, ice, mountain, rescue, rock, rope, search, snow
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