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.
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.
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.
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.