mountain rescue

Mountain rescue hoaxer Michael Cuminskey jailed after admitting faking accidents

A man has been jailed for hoaxing mountain rescuers in north Wales. Michael Cuminskey was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Cour...

12 January 2018

Sir Chris Bonington issues statement after mountain rescue controversy

Climbing luminary Sir Chris Bonington has issued a statement following the controversy around remarks he made about mountain rescue at the recent Cheltenham Literature Festival.

16 October 2017

Ordnance Survey study reveals most hillgoers unprepared for emergencies

A study by Britain’s national mapping agency has revealed many hillgoers are clueless about what to do if things went wrong.

29 June 2017

Mountain and lowland teams share in £1m government handout for water rescues

Mountain and search and rescue teams will receive more than a quarter of a million pounds from the Westminster Government to help them carry out water rescues.

24 January 2017

Outdoor fans urged to have a Grand Day Out to help flood victims and rescuers

Mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington is leading an event organised by the outdoors community to help Cumbrians who suffered during the recent floods.

30 December 2015

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

05 December 2015

Dave Freeborn wins award for mountain rescue film as edited version released

A mountain rescuer who jointly directed a short film about the movement has received an award. Dave Freeborn produced and co-directed the promotion...

29 October 2015

Calder Valley rescue team welcomes new 10-week-old recruit Wynn

A rescue team’s new recruit is starting training, at the tender age of 10 weeks. Border collie bitch Wynn will begin her programme to join the Ca...

12 October 2015

Bridgedale foots the bill as it donates 10,000 pairs of socks to rescuers

Leading UK brand Bridgedale has donated 10,000 pairs of its socks to rescuers across the country. The manufacturer revealed more than 70 per cent o...

13 August 2015

Bankers' fines help finance rescuers' rope techniques training

Fines imposed on bankers for their misdemeanours have helped rescuers hone their skills. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers spent the ...

03 November 2017

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: 'Mountain rescue has almost become a sport'

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has ruffled a few feathers after he was quoted in a national newspaper saying mountain rescue has almost become a ‘sport’ and an ‘industry’.

13 October 2017

North Wales mountain rescuers receive body cameras for use at fatal incidents

Mountain rescuers are to be equipped with body-mounted video cameras for use at fatal incidents. Three of the cameras have been supplied by North W...

25 January 2017

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Every year, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts head for the UK’s uplands for the thrills to be had from hillwalking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing and all those other activities that provide an adrenaline rush and the escape from the humdrum modern life for a few hours.

29 November 2016

Border search team pair gear up for 109-mile Mountain Rescue Challenge

Imagine running a marathon. Not so tough, eh? Now imagine doing it in the middle of winter, carrying a pack over rough terrain in the mountains. A ...

23 December 2015

Calder Valley team to take part in The Spine Mountain Rescue Challenge

Mountain rescue team members are being challenged to tackle a gruelling Pennine race in the depths of winter.

22 November 2015

Summer's over, so pack a torch, Snowdonia mountain experts warn walkers

Mountain experts are warning hillgoers to be prepared so they don’t get caught out in the dark. Rescue teams in Snowdonia face an increase in cal...

26 October 2015

Rescue radio among gear stolen in break-in at Rossendale team member's home

A mountain rescue team member had his specialised equipment and team radio stolen after a break-in at his house.

23 August 2015

Ragtag rescuers return to TV screens as Mountain Goats comedy begins

A series following a group of mountain rescue volunteers returns to the television screen this week. But pray you never have to call out the cast o...

12 August 2015

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