mountain rescue

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

MP David Davies to look at cash for rescuers after Longtown team visit

A Conservative MP has pledged to look into funding for mountain rescuers after a visit to his local team.

15 November 2013

Emergency on the mountain? Don't call for an ambulance, experts warn

Outdoor experts are warning walkers and climbers not to ring for an ambulance if they have an emergency on the mountain.

11 September 2013

Mountain rescuers, rambler and explorer honoured in Queen's birthday list

A mountain rescue team leader has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Phil O’Brien has been a member of the Bowland Pennine ...

14 June 2013

Police seek Derrick Matthews after mountain rescue charity box theft

Police in Cumbria are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man they want to interview following the theft of numerous charity boxes across the county.

25 March 2013

Fledgling Lesotho rescuers will learn from Scottish mountain expertise

A group hoping to set up a rescue service in Africa will spend time with experts in Scotland to learn from their world-class knowledge.

14 March 2013

Rescuers on the lookout for Dogsbodies – the unsung heroes on the hills

Wanted: committed men and women who love the outdoors who are happy to lie around doing nothing in all weathers.

23 December 2012

New Mountain Training courses will teach hill safety to Joe Public

The organisation that has overseen the training of thousands of mountain leaders now wants to widen its remit and start educating Joe Public about how to stay safer in the hills of the UK.

20 October 2012

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

Cumbrian mountain rescuers in 800-mile flood callout to Essex

A group of volunteer mountain rescuers made an 800-mile round trip to help victims of flooding during this week’s exceptional winter storm.

07 December 2013

Appeal for sightings of Derrick Matthews as rescuers' charity boxes taken

Police in the Lake District are appealing for information about a man they want to question about the theft of charity collection boxes.

19 October 2013

GO Outdoors challenges public to Walk Around the World in 80 Days

Britain’s biggest outdoor retailer is teaming up with industry bosses and mountain rescuers in challenging to the public to walk round the world.

01 July 2013

Kendal team's 60th birthday among national mountain rescue weekend events

A mountain rescue team celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend. Kendal Mountain Rescue Team will hold its annual collection in its home town o...

03 May 2013

Mountain rescuers in action as winter weather forecast until after Easter

Severe winter weather is continuing to cause problems across swathes of northern England and the Midlands as numerous mountain rescue teams help stranded motorists and residents.

24 March 2013

Hamish MacInnes appointed patron of search dogs organisation

An elder statesman of the mountaineering community has been appointed patron of Search and Rescue Dogs Association England.

07 March 2013

Starring role for team as mountain rescuers post promo video

Mountain rescuers have released a promotional video detailing the work carried out by its volunteers.

17 December 2012

April Jones police praise rescuers who 'worked themselves to standstill'

A police chief paid tribute to the unpaid volunteer mountain rescue teams who have been taking part in the search for missing Machynlleth girl April Jones.

07 October 2012


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