This week we lost a hero in the truest sense of the word. Tim Jones, the leader of North Shore Rescue, passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest on Mount Seymour.
The difference that Tim Jones made to S&R in British Columbia cannot be overstated. A tireless spokesperson and advocate, his legacy includes the long-line helicopter rescues for which NSR has become well known; calls for government funding for S&R operations; and powerful arguments against ever charging the folk who become lost in the mountains for their own rescues.
In the wake of Tim’s death, a campaign has begun to rename the second peak of Mount Seymour Tim Jones Peak. I can’t imagine a better tribute to a man who saved lives in the mountains, and made the North Shore a safer place for us all.
Donations to NSR in Tim’s memory can be made here.