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Assynt Mountain Rescue

Saving Lives

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DIAL 999
for
mountain rescue
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Volunteering

Any time, Any weather

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Winter
or
Summer
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helping
those in need

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Assynt Mountain Rescue

Assynt Mountain Rescue works with the Police, Coastguard and other agencies in Sutherland and Caithness, volunteering to provide search and rescue support. The team can be on call any time, any day, and in any type of weather. All our volunteers share a love for hillwalking, mountaineering, rock climbing, snow and ice-climbing, caving and generally being in the outdoors.

We rely on voluntary support and funding to provide this service. We work out of two bases – our main rescue post is at Inchnadamph, and we have a mobile unit at Thurso.

Volunteers & Helicopters

All our volunteers come from Caithness and Sutherland – including our dog Mollie! As a specially trained search and rescue dog, Mollie and her handler Charlie work throughout Scotland as part of the Search And Rescue Dog Association (SARDA). Meanwhile, on the human front, our 30 strong team train together once a month throughout the year. We are trained to work together on searches and rescues in winter or summer conditions.

We work with other agencies such as the Coastguard, or the RAF and neighbouring Mountain Rescue Teams.

Donations and Fundraising

We are a charity that relies on funding from generous donations and our own fundraising activities. Our voluntary work requires us to be fully equipped and ready at any time to help anyone in need. We are always grateful for any donation, small or large, which can be made through our JustGiving website, or directly to any team member.

Gift Aid may also be appropriate for the donor which increases the amount of money we receive. Recently our most welcome donation is from the Order of St John who donated the majority of the cost of our new Land Rover.

Recent News

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Receiving a donation from Sutherland and Ross RFC

Welcome to our website. If you have any comments to make, please contact us on the address below. If you are interested in joining mountain rescue, we recruit when we have spaces in the team. If you have hill walking skills, an interest in helping folks in the outdoors can commit some time and want to become part of a great team, keep an eye on our facebook page for recruitment news.

Information



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    Mountain Rescue

    There are 27 mountain rescue groups across Scotland, from the Hebrides to Borders. There is also a Scottish Cave Rescue Organisation.
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    Partnerships

    We work closely with the Coastguard and RAF for training and rescues. We are trained to be winched into and out of the helicopter in all weather conditions.
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    Training

    As part of the team, we train every month throughout the year. We spend a full weekend in winter in the Cairngorms, often in harsh but real conditions.
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    Technical

    We train at key sites, such as the Old Man of Stoer in Assynt. Many of us are keen climbers, but those that aren't will be trained in technical rope techniques.
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    Donating

    We are a charity that relies on the generosity of the public and sponsors to fund us. The team fund-raises throughout the year. Support us where you can. Go to our JustGiving page.
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    Volunteers

    If you live in the Caithness & Sutherland area and enjoy the outdoors, have hill skills and are interested in helping others, Mountain Rescue may be for you. Check our facebook page for recruitment news.

Assynt Mountain Rescue - Volunteering To Save Lives.