Category Archives: Mountain Rescue

The mountain rescue services use 4×4 vehicles to get to difficult to reach places. Their work includes rescuing casualties and find missing people.

SM66 KJV Tweed Valley MRT Mercedes Sprinter

SM66 KJV
Tweed Valley MRT
Mercedes Sprinter
Incident Control Unit. New in December 2016, the vehicle has been custom built for the team. Inside is a briefing area, tv/monitor screen, 3 workstations and a printer. The vehicle has two VHF radios as well as a duel SIM Card router to create a permanent WiFi hotspot within the vehicle. Mounted in the vehicle is a 10m electronic mast will caries the VHF aerial. In the rear is a welfare area for MRT personnel which include a hot water boiler, hand wash station and microwave.

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YN15 GSZ Buxton MRT Ford Transit Mobile Incident Control and

YN15 GSZ
Buxton MRT
Ford Transit
Mobile Incident Control and Response vehicle. This is 4×4 Transit with mini office in the rear. It can carry a casualty if required and is based at Buxton fire station. In addition to the comms equipment, it has mapping facilities, voice recorders, incident response equipment, hot drinks and food. It cost £53,000 when it entered service in August 2015 and this was met entirely from donations.

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WX53 PVE This Mountain Rescue ambulance carries wording down the sides stating …

WX53 PVE This Mountain Rescue ambulance carries wording down the sides stating ‘working with Avon and Somerset Constabulary’. It carries blue flashing lights but no roof-mounted light bar.
The rear view shows how the car has all bases covered with wording including: police, ambulance, mountain rescue, rescue, cliff rescue and search and rescue.
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In this set of images we can see some of the vehicles used for a major MR incident…

In this set of images we can see some of the vehicles used for a major MR incident. A walker on Ben Nevis has been reported missing for nearly two days. The 20-year old man was ill-equipped for walking the hill and was last seen at 3,300 feet wearing jeans and a jacket.
All of the vehicles shown in this line up are RAF mountain rescue from Kinloss and Valley. Around 50 people were involved in the search that was hampered by darkness and severe weather.

SF52 OTR A close up look at one of the RAF MRT Mercedes Sprinter vans.

Also in attendance are Lochaber MRT with this Ford Transit personnel carrier.

Royal Navy helicopter RESCUE 177 is also involved with a couple of Northern Police dog handlers. SARDA Scotland were already at work up the hill.

The helicopter circles with the door open as the winchman and winch operator scour the landscape for the walker. Unfortunately, six days after the walker disappeared, his body was found.

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