Mountain Rescue

Posted by Jon Garside on 03/09/2010
All in a day's volunteering. Credit Bowland Pennine MRT

If you want to know more about Mountain Rescue then watch our short online film.

Taken from the Hill Walking Essentials DVD this film outlines the essential work of our volunteer led Mountain Rescue Organisations which operate on a 24/7 basis throughout the year.
 

 Mountain Rescue Film


The film gives a clear insight into the sort of incidents that teams regularly deal with and perhaps more importantly how incidents can be avoided in the first place.

In busy Mountain areas like North Wales, the Peak District, the Lake District or Glencoe, the Mountain Rescue teams deal with many hundreds of incidents each year so knowing what sort of things can go very wrong is important.

Thankfully, most incidents are relatively minor but even these can be time consuming and potentially become more serious if they are not dealt with effectively. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in incident, or just happen to come across one on the hills, knowing what to do can be an absolute lifesaver!

If you’re serious about going on the hills and crags, or even just an occasional visitor watching this short film might just make a difference one day.

For comprehensive top tips and good practice advice buy Hill Walking Essentials in our online shop



« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 808 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

LINKS

Mountain Rescue England and Wales
Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland

RELATED ARTICLES

Castle Inn: free training for group leaders
0
Castle Inn: free training for group leaders

BMC and Mountain Training Association Workshop Castle Inn Quarry: Best Practice for Groups. Do you take or lead groups climbing at Castle Inn Quarry? Do you know access to this venue could be in jeopardy due to over-use and behaviour issues? Do you want to know how to avoid these issues and protect access to this super convenient venue? Remember “Groups” include student groups, climbing clubs as well as organised schools, outdoor centres and instructor led groups! Read on for the details.
Read more »

Pembroke: rockfalls, bombs and 2018 briefings.
0
Pembroke: rockfalls, bombs and 2018 briefings.

Pembrokeshire, with great sea-cliffs and amazing climbing, standing out proudly into the Irish Sea on the western fringes of Wales has been given a bit of a bit of a battering by recent storms. The army have also left a few dodgy bombs on the coast that are best left well alone and for those seeking the delights of Range West, then read on for the dates the next round of the scintillating Range West briefing dates!
Read more »

Warning: Storm Ophelia hits Tremadog
2
Warning: Storm Ophelia hits Tremadog

Storm Ophelia made quite an impact across the west coast of the the British Isles on 17 October and the BMC owned crags at Tremadog didn't escape unscathed. Damage to routes, trees uprooted and even some rockfalls were her legacy.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

Castle Inn: free training for group leaders
0

BMC and Mountain Training Association Workshop Castle Inn Quarry: Best Practice for Groups. Do you take or lead groups climbing at Castle Inn Quarry? Do you know access to this venue could be in jeopardy due to over-use and behaviour issues? Do you want to know how to avoid these issues and protect access to this super convenient venue? Remember “Groups” include student groups, climbing clubs as well as organised schools, outdoor centres and instructor led groups! Read on for the details.
Read more »

Pembroke: rockfalls, bombs and 2018 briefings.
0

Pembrokeshire, with great sea-cliffs and amazing climbing, standing out proudly into the Irish Sea on the western fringes of Wales has been given a bit of a bit of a battering by recent storms. The army have also left a few dodgy bombs on the coast that are best left well alone and for those seeking the delights of Range West, then read on for the dates the next round of the scintillating Range West briefing dates!
Read more »

Warning: Storm Ophelia hits Tremadog
2

Storm Ophelia made quite an impact across the west coast of the the British Isles on 17 October and the BMC owned crags at Tremadog didn't escape unscathed. Damage to routes, trees uprooted and even some rockfalls were her legacy.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »