Scottish Mountain Rescue Annual Review 2017

Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) has released its Annual Review of 2017. Kev Mitchell, Vice Chairman said, “We are pleased to produce our Annual Review for 2017, again it has been a very busy year for our volunteer Mountain Rescue teams. This illustrates the huge commitment shown by team members and their families to ensure that hillgoers have a free world class Mountain Rescue service when they need it throughout Scotland.”

The Annual Review covers the year 2017 and looks at the work of the Rescue Teams, stories from Rescues, SMR visit to Parliament, Mountain Rescuers profiles and much more. Kev Mitchell said, “We hope the production of our Annual Review will give the general public a flavour of the hard work and commitment shown by Scottish Mountain Rescue Team volunteers and while we are proud of over 22,000 (thousand) hours of volunteering on call outs, this figure can easily be trebled when training activities are taken into account. A truly magnificent effort from SMR teams who are Volunteering to Save Lives. Any Hour, Any Day, Any Weather.”

In the foreword David Gibson, former CEO of Mountaineering Scotland said, “There is no doubt in my mind that Mountain Rescue Teams personify teamwork, involving rigorous training and mutual reliance, often in condition in which there is no margin for error. Many teams and their members are in turn members of Mountaineering Scotland, which further demonstrates that there is a cohesive mountaineering community working both at the front line and in support.”

The Annual Review is available from here and paper copies of the Annual Review is available on request to:

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