LANDER, WY—Lander Search and Rescue (LSAR) has a strong history of service in the community, and in turn the community has shown a great deal of support for the organization in the form of time financial resources. The County supports LSAR in the form of mission expense reimbursement, but the need of additional resources for equipment maintenance and new gear acquisition is ongoing.
To meet these needs, LSAR will host a special screening of the film “Into the Mind” on Jan. 10. A party will precede the showing at the Coalter Loft at 5 p.m.; the film will be aired at 6:30 p.m. at the Lander Valley High School Auditorium. The screening is sponsored by a number of community organizations, including the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), which has many staff on the volunteer SAR team.
"Lander Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization that relies on donations for the general public to help purchase and maintain equipment that we use to assist in searches and rescues within our county," said Bill Lee, LSAR commander. “For those able to attend, we thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you this Friday."
“Into the Mind” combines winter pursuits with cutting edge cinematography and editing, wrapped up into a story that follows a professional athlete’s life, even through events like a near fatal ski accident. The film paints a picture of the mental and philosophical side of outdoor pursuits, which is unique in a market segment full of high-flying aerials and helicopter accessed riding. It’s a special film that LSAR believes the community will be able to relate to, whether they are die-hard skiers or not.
“The community in Lander is certainly a special one, filled with enthusiasts and athletes that fill their time with multiple sports and pursuits. With this film and benefitting organization, we aim to attract and rally members of the community that aren’t necessarily skiers, to come together to celebrate the wild places that we call our backyard, find commonality among our interests that command so much of our psyche, and contribute to an organization that has been there to provide aid when we get in over our heads in the mountains,” said SAR volunteer Jared Steinman.
will be sold for $10 at the door and at the Coalter Loft pre-party. A raffle
will follow the film, including gift certificates, gear, lift tickets for Grand
Targhee and a paragliding trip with Jackson Hole Paragliding.
Since legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt founded the school in 1965, more than 230,000 students have graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the leader in wilderness education. Whether through field-based courses offered in some of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world or classroom-based courses, the school provides transformative educational experiences to students of all ages. Graduates emerge as active leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills. To discover the NOLS experience or to bring a course to your business or organization, call (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit www.nols.edu.
LSAR is the first response when people get hurt or go missing in the backcountry in this area. They are highly trained, streamlined volunteers who drop what they’re doing without hesitation to give aid to those in need.