Mountain Rescue Team Training
It takes three years to become a fully trained Mountain Rescue Team member.
Training includes 4x4/ATV driving, white water safety, helicopter familiarisation, group leadership skills, navigation, rigging rescue stretchers and managing casualties in difficult locations. Basic first aid skills are also required.
Trainee volunteers are regularly assessed, particularly in the winter months. Fitness and basic mountaineering skills are essential to ensure their safety, as colleagues and members of the public will be dependent on them.
The Mountain Rescue Team trains regularly every second Wednesday, with occasional training days being held on a Sunday for joint training exercises with civilian mountain rescue teams.