Marty Molitoris, of guide service Alpine Endeavors, has started to organize a local search and rescue team along with other local climbers. The name of the group is Hudson Valley Mountain Rescue. In the next month Marty will be working on the new website and applying for not-for-profit status.
The GCC remains in discussion with Minnewaska State Park officials to expand climbing opportunities in the Park. Any expansion will require establishing a backcountry Search & Rescue team. This will be its own stand alone organization.
If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact Marty Molitoris at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and check out their website, http://www.hvmr.org