1. Wolf Bauer's 100th Birthday Celebration


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    On Feb. 25th 2012, a small group of friends and family gathered in Anacortes, Washington to celebrate the 100th birthday of Wolf Bauer. Wolf immigrated with his family to the US in 1925 and began a long distinguished career that included pioneering work in mountaineering, search and rescue, kayaking, and shoreline preservation. For more information about the century-long life of Wolf and his contributions to outdoor life in the Pacific Northwest, please look for "CRAGS, EDDIES & RIPRAP: The Sound Country Memoir of Wolf Bauer" by Wolf Bauer and Lynn Hyde. Also go to www.topographmedia.com to view a documentary on the early history of the MRA called "Mountains Don't Care, But WE Do!".

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    • Mountains Don't Care, But We Do! (2009)


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      This short documentary provides an early history of the U.S. Mountain Rescue Association (MRA), with a focus on events in the Pacific Northwest during the 1940's and 50's. It shows the Alpine roots of Mountain Rescue in the United States, and how the changing conditions in the Northwest after World War II provided a need for local mountain rescue teams.

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      • Wilder Kaiser Training Film (Austria, 1948)


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        This video contains historic footage of early mountain rescue techniques developed by Wastl Mariner and others in Austria and Germany in the late 1940’s. This unique video was made as a black and white silent film in Austria, and shows the evolution of early mountain rescue technique and equipment in Europe. In about 1950 the German-American immigrant Wolf Bauer brought a copy of the film back to Seattle, and this became the inspiration for development of mountain rescue in the US during the 1950’s. In 1998 the film was digitized and narrated by the International Commission of Alpine Rescue (IKAR) for their 50th anniversary celebration. The English subtitles for this version were provided by F. Mathias Lorenz and Bavarian native speaker, Victoria Mayer. This film is included on Vimeo courtesy of IKAR, and you can visit the web site at www.ikar-cisa.org

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