I'm watching ep two of the new season of Alaska State Troopers and I am AWED by the job the search and rescue guys have.
They had to hike three and a half HOURS to reach an injured woman only to discover that the helicopter would not be able to come for her because there had been several search and rescue operations, and they had no more flight time left. But a helicopter from Anchorage came to the rescue and they brought the woman to the hospital for care.
However, the search and rescue guys still had to hike BACK down the mountain another three and a half hours....hats off to them for their dedication!!!