mountain rescue

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

Lake District rescuers urge winter hillgoers to be prepared following two deaths

Mountain rescuers are urging hillgoers to be prepared as they head for the Lake District fells, following the deaths of two people in falls recently.

29 January 2015

MBEs for Lake District mountain rescuers and veteran mountaineer

Two long-serving mountain rescue volunteers and a veteran mountaineer have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

31 December 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

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

Lake District rescuers join training exercise with privatised helicopters

Volunteer mountain rescuers from the Lake District had their first look at the new privatised search and rescue helicopters that will support them from spring.

19 January 2015

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

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