Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Technical Rescue Team to Climb Independence Monument

Technical Rescue Team to Climb Independence Monument

Mesa County, Colo: For the 28th consecutive year, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Technical Rescue Team will climb Independence Monument, on July 4th, to raise an American flag in recognition of the birth of our nation. 

This year a total of 15 climbers, ten team members and five guest climbers (four of which are military veterans) will scale the monument. The climbers will begin their hike at 6:00 am, are expected to begin their ascent of the Monument at 7:00 am and will be raising the flag between 10:30 and 11:00 am. 

The climb is sponsored by Summit Ridge Guides, LLC and Rocky Mt. Orthopaedics, who will provide the equipment and logistics. All donated proceeds will go Search and Rescue Control, Inc. for the purchase of equipment and future training.