Austrian Avalanche Exchange

Back in January ten members of Scottish Mountain Rescue, representing a variety of teams, went to the Vorarlberg region of western Austria supported by the EU Exchange of Experts programme.  As well as being shown the general organisation of the regions Mountain Rescue Service the team spent 3 days based in the mountains as part of the Austrian Mountain Rescue ‘train the trainers’ Avalanche Course.

Have a look at the video report

The Austrian’s certainly have a Mountain Rescue Service to be proud of and the Scottish team has already integrated some of the learning into our 2012 Avalanche courses that ran in February. 


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Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003