mountain rescue

Cash boost for mountain rescuers as Chancellor announces VAT relief

Mountain rescue teams will be able to reclaim value added tax, the Chancellor announced today. George Osborne said search and rescue team and air a...

03 December 2014

When things go wrong: how to call out mountain rescue

Anyone heading for the hills hopes they will never need the help of rescue services, and most outdoor enthusiasts will never need to call out mountain rescue.

26 November 2014

Tall tale of misadventure will feature in free Mountain Safety Day

Outdoor enthusiasts are being invited to listen to a mountaineering expert tell a tall tale. Heather Morning’s account of a winter trip through t...

02 October 2014

Only four hours' sleep for rescuer as Kendal team gets seven callouts

A Lakeland mountain rescue team revealed one of its members got only four hours’ sleep during a busy 40-hour period last week.

09 September 2014

Mountaineers' relief as Scots Government rejects Glenmorie turbines plan

The Scottish Government has turned down controversial plans for a major windfarm on the hills above Bonar Bridge in the Highlands.

21 August 2014

6,000 back call to axe tax on mountain rescue 'heroes'

Two parliamentarians will today deliver a 6,000-signature petition calling for the scrapping of VAT on mountain rescue teams’ equipment.

24 April 2014

Westminster announces further £¼m grant to mountain rescue teams

The Westminster Government has pledged £¼m for the UK’s volunteer mountain rescue teams in the next fiscal year, Parliament was told.

21 March 2014

Police award for Peak District mountain rescue teams 'paid in fish and chips'

Volunteer rescuers in the Peak District have been honoured by Derbyshire’s top policeman for 50 years’ of service to the community.

13 March 2014

Sharp rise in rescuers' callouts to mountain bikers prompts danger plea

Rescuers are urging mountain bikers to be aware of the dangers of their sport after a significant increase in callouts to accidents involving off-road cyclists in recent years.

12 February 2014

Relief for Tryfan pair as they are told mountain rescue is free

Two men from eastern Europe who had to be brought to safety from a Snowdonia mountain were relieved when they were told there would be no charge for the rescue.

28 November 2014

Five rescue teams share £20,000 gift as North Yorkshire Police says thanks

Five mountain rescue teams received a surprise cash gift at a gathering organised to thank them for their efforts.

17 October 2014

Swiss outdoors rescue smartphone app Uepaa! launches in UK

A smartphone app used by 50,000 outdoor enthusiasts in the Alps has been launched in the UK. Uepaa! is a peer-to-peer system that provides extra sa...

13 September 2014

More than 200 mountain rescuers will take part in Aviemore gathering

More than 200 mountain rescuers from all over the British Isles will converge on the Scottish Highlands for a major conference.

09 September 2014

Man arrested after north Wales hoax mountain rescue call

A man was arrested in connection with a call for help for an injured walker in north Wales. Police said the 44-year-old was released on bail follow...

19 May 2014

Bridgedale provides free socks for 450 Lakeland mountain rescuers

Hundreds of volunteer mountain rescuers in the Lake District will get free pairs of socks to celebrate a UK brand’s centenary.

03 April 2014

Wainwright Society hands over calendar cash to mountain rescue teams

Seven mountain rescue teams will benefit from sales of a calendar produced by aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright.

15 March 2014

Cumbrian MP Tim Farron urges extension of mountain rescuers' grants

An MP is pressing the Government to extend a scheme in which mountain rescue teams receive a grant for equipment and training.

17 February 2014

Mike France pledges to 'control destiny' as new head of mountain rescuers

The man who has been in charge of fundraising for volunteer mountain rescuers in England and Wales will take over as head of the organisation.

07 January 2014

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