The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer organization that exists to help people who may be lost or injured or otherwise in trouble in the wilderness.
We, the team members, believe that we can do this work as it should be done, and meet this responsibility as it should be met, only if:
– We bring to each search and rescue mission the highest level of mountaineering and rescue skill training and self discipline that we can produce.
– We go on every search and rescue mission with a positive attitude, committed to the belief that the person who needs our help is alive and can be found.
– We go on every search and rescue mission determined not to pass judgement, but rather to help someone who is in pain or trouble.
– We go on every search and rescue mission not because we are told to but because we want to.
– We maintain our autonomy and traditions.