JakeI’m from the beaches of Santa Monica, CA but have spent the last couple years in the mountains on the eastside of the Sierra. I chose to be on SAR so that I could help those in need all while climbing as much as possible in the most beautiful place on earth! When the season ends I plan on chasing summer to South America.

Anika:  I hail from a small mountain town in Colorado where I spend my winters painting, skiing and climbing in the alpine paradise. I'm thrilled to be apart of the YOSAR team this year; to work with an incredible crew and combine my love for climbing and emergency medicine. After this season, I plan to train and continue to chase my big mountain goals abroad. 


AlexI grew up in SoCal and now reside in the Bishop area after spending some years in Tahoe, Yosemite and Montana.  This will be my 3rd season with YOSAR after taking a season off to become a paramedic in Sacramento.  I am grateful for the opportunity to live in the park and give back by being a part of the search and rescue team.  Being a member of SAR in Yosemite has introduced me to some incredible friends and unforgettable days.  I am beyond happy to be back.  See you out there!


Jack: I wasted my childhood playing video games in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, MI. At 21, I found climbing and life has never been the same. Through climbing, I gained the skills and confidence to take on true adventures. On YOSAR, I hope to develop these skills alongside some extraordinary humans, to help anyone whenever they need it.

Jonah: I'm from Western Massachusetts, where I grew up climbing on impeccable backwoods Gneiss. Like many climbers, I made the pilgrimage to Yosemite when I was younger and immediately fell in love with the area and dreamed of spending a season here. In the following years, I became a Firefighter and EMT and it was only natural to combine my love for the mountains with my dedication to rescue work. I look forward to joining the YOSAR community for my first season. 


Alec: It's my first season with YOSAR. I grew up in Tasmania (an island at the bottom of Australia), and have been working summers as a guide there for the last 6 years. My first climbing trip to Yosemite was only 3 years ago and I've been itching to spend more time there since then. I am excited for the opportunity to join the YOSAR team and to help out people in need and to grow as both a rescuer and climber. 



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