The Lees-McRae College Search and Rescue Team:
The Search and Rescue Team is made up of Lees-McRae College
students who meet together to practice the skills needed to help find a
person lost in the backcountry, to treat minor injuries, and to assist
with the evacuation of the injured or lost individual. The team
members will also have the opportunity to assist the Linville Search and
Rescue Team with actual rescues and evacuations.
Above: Lauren Lampley setting up a rappel anchor at "Devil's Cellar"
Below: Ascending up a "fixed line" on Table Rock Mountain...Mountain Rescue Practice
LMC Kids Climbing Team:
This service learning club offers students the opportunity to practice their leadership skills as they coach and teach the sport of indoor rock climbing to a group of local kids. The kids practice with their coaches once a week during the spring and fall semesters at the Lees-McRae College rock climbing wall located in the Arthur Student Recreation Complex. The students complete each season by competing in a local rock climbing competition.
Below: LMC students, along with head coaches Walter Ford and Meagan Kelly, volunteer to coach local kids on the 2011/2012 LMC Kids Climbing Team
Below: Meagan Kelly, co-coach of the LMC Kid's Rock Climbing Team, encourages a young team member.
Below: LMC Volunteers for the Adaptive Ski Week held last January 16-20th, 2012 at the Beech Mountain Ski Resort.
This service learning event offers LMC students the opportunity to learn how to assist the adaptive instructors with ski and snowboard lessons for people with disabilities. The students participate in adaptive snow sports workshops and trainings then volunteer with adaptive events.
LMC students and staff will be training on the snow to prepare to volunteer for the "Ski Beech Adaptive Learn-to-Ski Week" to be held this January 21-25, 2013
Above: Ski Beech Adaptive Program Volunteer George Gillespie Carving Turns in a Bi-Ski. George will return to the event in January 2013 to help train LMC student volunteers as well as enjoy some fun NC skiing!
Below: Dee Thomas with Jas Bambur on a sunny winter day!