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.

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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PX 29 AA This is a Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue …

PX 29 AA This is a Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service Land Rover Defender. It is fitted with two full-width blue light bars on the front and rear parts of the roof. A roof box for storage has also been added to the roof rack.
The rear shot of the RAF MRT Land Rover. The vehicle is looking rather sorry for itself with rusty steel wheels and a heavily faded livery.
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