Torridon MRT out again last night. A success.

Torridon Callout 2 Feb 2015

From the Torridon Mrt Facebook Page.

“At 1700 tonight Highland & Islands Police Division alerted the team to a walker who had sustained a head injury whilst descending Beinn Eighe via Creag Dubh on the east end of the mountain. The team deployed and RAF Rescue 137 was also scrambled to Torridon to assist in the rescue.
RAF Rescue 137 arrived on scene just before 7pm and deployed the Winchman to the scene as team members arrived on scene. The casualty was assessed by the Winchman and the team and after assessment was winched on board RAF Rescue 137 and flown to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment. The team then walked the casualties companions of the hill.

Sra King on last night Call - out  Photo Ryan Mac Lean Torridon MRT

Sra King on last night Call – out Photo Ryan Mac Lean Torridon MRT

Another great team effort by Torridon MRT and RAF Rescue 137 and many thanks to 137 for their assistance, we wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

It has been a busy few days for the Torridon Team and as you can see they were out again but this time with great success in bringing of an injured walker. This is just what the team needs after a sad call- out the other day.

Thanks for all the  comments on my thought on the latest tragedy and I appreciate your comments and replies. Torridon and Kinlochewe Mountain Rescue Team like many other rely heavily on donations why  not give them a donation to help them continue this great work? This is a very sparsely populated area and any financial assistance for the team would be greatly appreciated. The local area in winter relies financially on mountaineers,walkers and wild life watchers who are ensured that if they need assistance in remote areas it will be there,

The Cost of some of the gear. photo Cairngorm MRT

The Cost of some of the gear. photo Cairngorm MRT

It takes many thousands of pounds to run a Mountain Rescue Team annually, in excess of £20000 and more the number of long protracted call -outs that hammer the teams, ropes and gear any  financial help would be gratefully received.

The team covers the area between Loch Maree in the north and Loch Carron in the south, and from Applecross in the West to Achnasheen in the East. This includes some of the most spectacular mountains in Scotland – with Liathach, Beinn Eighe and Beinn Alligin being especially popular. In all there are 17 Munros (mountains over 3000′) and 12 Corbetts (mountains over 2500′) within our area of search.

https://www.justgiving.com/tkmountainrescue/ Hopefully that link may help.

 

You may need their help one day.

Boots drying after the call -out Ryan MacLean photo Torridon MRT

Boots drying after the call -out Ryan MacLean photo Torridon MRT

About heavywhalley.MBE

Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist
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