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Maunakea - Hawai‘i


ALL VISITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY —  TRAVEL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK 

 Emergencies: 911 
 Visitor Information Station: (808) 961-2180 
 Winter Conditions: (808) 935-6268 (recording) 

MAUNAKEA RANGERS: When fully staffed, there are a minimum of two Rangers on duty daily from 7:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (VIS), the standard workday includes 4 two-hour summit patrols. The Rangers have emergency medical responder training and carry oxygen, backboards, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), splints, and assorted first aid supplies in their vehicles. They are available for assistance in an emergency. However, 911 should still be called immediately and before contacting Rangers for any serious emergency. The Ranger vehicles are clearly marked with “RANGER” on the fenders and an emergency light on the roof. 

RANGER CONTACT: (808) 934-9244 (VIS priority line 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) The Rangers work closely with the VIS staff and a call to the VIS Priority Phone is the most reliable means of contacting them. The VIS staff will know the cell phone number of the Ranger on summit patrol. Remember, reception for these phones is limited on the summit. If it's between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m., Rangers are available by radio. Call the dining facility at (808) 935-7606, and they will use their radio to contact a Ranger. Again, do not delay calling 911 for emergencies. Rangers will respond to assist when contact is made.