On the 2nd and 3rd January 2011 Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine RF Brigade volunteers participated in a rescue of climbers who had been stuck at the bottom of the cliff. Peter Raines was one of the rescue party of 5 that found the climbers and stayed with them overnight and walked them out the next day. Other Brigade volunteers provided support and communications to the rescue parties.

 Teams from Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine and Blackheath RF Brigades with Police and Ambulance officers combined to rescue to climbers from the bottom of Pierces Pass on Monday 3rd January 2011