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Ochils Mountain Rescue Team

'any hour, any day, any weather...volunteering to help save lives'

OMRT in Action

Ochils Mountain Rescue Team

For Mountain Rescue call 999 ask for 'Police' then 'Mountain Rescue'

What we do

The Ochils Mountain Rescue Team is a charitable and accredited Search and Rescue organisation.

Our purpose is to locate and recover people who have found themselves in difficult situations in the outdoors.

We form part of a network of over 30 voluntary teams that make up Scottish Mountain Rescue.

If you need us

Call 999 and ask for Police and then Mountain Rescue.

We will respond 24 hours a days, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and in all weather conditions.

Remember to pass on as many details as possible about the incident and where we should go to assist.

We do not charge for our services.

Resources

Our Team is made up of around 35 mountaineers with specialist knowledge and training in Search and Rescue.

Our efforts can be supported by a helicopter, other Mountain Rescue Teams and the Search and Rescue Dog Association.

Annual running costs are supported by donations and fundraising efforts.

Community

As well as Search and Rescue, the Team is active in the local community.

We are keen to raise awareness about our work and ways to enjoy the outdoors as safely as possible.

School and community groups are welcome to visit our Post and we are also able to provide support and first aid cover to a range of outdoor events each year.

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An update on current conditions on Ben Nevis from our colleagues in Lochaber MRT

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Another Bank Holiday weekend and lots of people planning a wee walk up Ben Nevis. Before you head up thought you might want to read the press release put out by the Mountaineering Council for Scotland today - "The Mountaineering Council of Scotland is urging caution to the thousands of hillwalkers planning to climb Ben Nevis this Bank Holiday weekend and in coming weeks. Winter conditions and snows in excess of two metres deep are making navigation in poor visibility particularly challenging above the 900 metre contour line on Scotland’s highest peak. Some of the navigation cairns, relied on by many walkers traversing the summit plateau, are completely buried under snow, heightening the risk of accidents on The Ben’s renowned cliffs." A few pictures taken on Wednesday this week by Heather and Emma while they were up looking at why there have been so many accidents on Coire Eoghainn. Take care if you are going up and be prepared for full on winter conditions.There is still over 2 metres of snow on summit and in Red Burn on descent. Don't be tempted to bum slide - as you could end up like the guys we rescued on 10th May.

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Ochils Mountain Rescue Team available 365 Days of the Year

Call outs over the last 3 years

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Sponsors

We are proudly sponsored by the following companies

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lottery-funded

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