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Assynt Mountain Rescue

Saving Lives

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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. Assynt Mountain Rescue can be on call any time, any day, and in any type of weather. All the Assynt Mountain Rescue team members are volunteers who 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 Assynt Mountain Rescue Team 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 25 strong Assynt Mountain Rescue 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

Assynt Mountain Rescue is 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 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 Assynt Mountain Rescue Team Land Rover.

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  • Welcome to our new website. If you have any comments to make, please contact us on the address below. If you are interested in joining mountain rescue, we are recruiting for new volunteers now. If you have hill walking skills, an interest in helping folks in the outdoors can comit some time and want to become part of a great team, get in touch.

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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. Contact us now.

    Assynt Mountain Rescue - Volunteering To Save Lives.