Great result in remote Fisherfield by Dundonnell and Torridon Mountain Rescue Teams.

Mick Holmes Dundonnell Mountain Rescue posted this on Facebook.

 

It is short and to the point and hardly anyone will be aware of this in poor weather and the wildness of the area.

Dundonnell MRT operates in a vast area of rugged mountainous country in the Highlands. Volunteers are available 24/7 to help anyone in difficulty on the hills, mountains and crags. Our area covers Affric, Strathfarrar, Wyvis, Fisherfield, An Teallach, Fannichs, Beinn Dearg, and Coigach.

 

2016 April looking twards Fisherfield

2016 April looking towards  the wilds of the remote Fisherfield

A great result and another great effort by these volunteers of these Northern Teams who rarely get or court publicity but are always there for those in trouble in these wild places.

“Dundonnell MRT called out to assist a fallen climber in Fisherfield yesterday evening. Due to the seriousness of the incident we asked for assistance from Torridon MRT and helicopter support. Atrocious weather conditions meant the helicopter could not get close so a 6hr walk in with stretcher and kit ensued. Casualty was located and R948 assisted with some nice flying to evacuate the casualty to hospital.


Great effort from all involved and get well soon.”

If I get anymore information I will update the blog.

Dundonnell Logo

 

The need for dedicated civilian mountain rescue teams across the most remote areas of Scotland has grown, just as the number of hill walkers, climbers and mountain bikers has also grown, over the last few decades.
People of all abilities and in all pastimes sometimes need our assistance.
However, DMRT is not only on hand to help in the hills. Increasingly, the team is asked to search and help in non-mountain incidents where local people have gone missing. These rescues frequently involve the very young or elderly and in these instances we work closely with Police Scotland and our other partner agencies.     

   Team members are trained to use many different pieces of equipment from medical  (oxygen, pain relief gas, cervical collars, airways, vacuum mattresses, stretchers and splints) to technical (Ropes and metal things). All this equipment is frequently carried into the mountains in emergencies. 

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Please note that this call – out was for a team member who had just passed away. My thoughts are with the family and friends and the Dundonell MRT ! 

Sad days!

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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