After a serious Mountain accident – Great efforts and thoughts?


Gerry and Emily

Gerry and Emily

Few mountain accidents hit the news and even fewer tell of the slow recovery and at times life changing events after a accident  and rescue. This is the story of the Emily who was injured by a boulder in Torridon which has resulted sadly in the loss of her leg. Her blog is a moving account of a life changing even that could happen to any of us who love the outdoors and these wild places. I heard Emily and The Torridon Team Leader on radio 5 live a few weeks ago it was a passionate and very moving story of a Rescue in Torridon and the great work by all the Agencies involved. This is a partnership that many take for granted and is unique to the UK.

Emily is raising money for the Team and I have taken this piece from the Torridon Facebook Page with their kind permission. Keep up the great work is is magic to see so much being done that few hear about and I wish Emily a speedy recovery. she is one brave lassie.

Kinlochewe and Torridon Mountain Rescue Team Facebook Page


“Our Team Medical officer, Gerry McPartlin, visited Emily at her home, in London, yesterday. Emily has had her right lower leg amputated following an accident in Torridon in March. She has handled this all with amazing courage and has even found the energy to raise over £4,000 for the Team. Many thanks Emily and the best of luck with your recovery.

Torridon mrt badge

Emily’s blog,, tells her remarkable story. If you would like to support the fund Emily has set up for the Team, you can donate at,“”

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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