Scottish Mountain Rescue National Training Conference 2017

Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) held their annual training conference at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, near Aviemore. Over 80 mountain rescue team members from across Scotland attended and took part in workshops.

The weekend began with a presentation from the Met Office. Speaking to a packed lecture theatre the Met Office spoke about what is a forecast, how they forecast and how they collect their data.

Saturday and Sundays activities consisted of different workshops such as Avalanche Management, MR Mountain Skills, 4×4 – Off Road driving, Medical, Rigging and Social Media.

The training conference was a very positive weekend of learning, looking at new techniques and equipment, bringing together team members from all across Scotland to share ideas and knowledge. An MR team member said, “The weekend has been excellent, we have learnt new skills and made new contacts. The atmosphere of everyone being together has been brilliant – I really hope to be back next year!”

Our special thanks to UK Training Fund, Glenmore Lodge, Keela, Tiso, Mountain Equipment, Blizzard Survival, Bridge Systems, Paramo, Lyon Work & Rescue, The Outdoor Company and everyone who attended for their contributions and for making the weekend a success.

Also see #ScottishMR, #WorkingTogether & #SMRtraining17 on social media for further coverage from the weekend.  

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