mountain rescue

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

Northumberland mountain rescuers plan events to mark 50th anniversary

A mountain rescue team formed in response to the death of two shepherds in a blizzard will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.

04 August 2015

Lake District rescuers produce 40,000 safety leaflets to try to reduce callouts

Mountain rescue teams in the Lake District are hoping to cut the number of callouts with 40,000 safety leaflets which will be distributed to visitors to the national park.

27 March 2015

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

Border rescuers win nationwide Rural Champions Award

A rescue team has topped a poll to take the honours in a UK-wide competition. Border Search and Rescue Unit won the Rural Community Champions award...

31 July 2015

Could rescue cats be the purr-fect answer to teams' mountain searches?

The role of animals in mountain rescue is well documented, with Search and Rescue Dogs Association members in many teams helping cut the time spent searching for outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

05 March 2015

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