2014 | Grant Amount: $60,000

Funding provided an improved communications system to support climbers and park operations at the climbers’ high camp located at Camp Schurman.

These are vital safety improvements.  Similar improvements were made at the Camp Muir High Camp three years ago, and have substantially improved communication capabilities and supporting infrastructure.  This project included installing a photo-voltaic system to provide reliable power for a network radio bridge that will connect the park’s computer and phone network to Camp Schurman. This infrastructure supports an Internet Protocol (IP) phone and provides network and internet connectivity, all of which improve operations, safety, planning, emergency services, and availability of weather and avalanche forecasts.