Free gear, helicopter rides, extra privilege, why do you think people join SAR?
Nothing necessarily wrong with it either, a volunteer SAR workforce works well for everyone.
Edit: also, it's really not all that hard to go up the Grouse Grind in the winter if you really want to. That gate is mostly there to stop the unprepared folk I think.
Last edited by trick; 02-23-2016 at 10:23 PM.