Walk in our boots this May

National Walking Month

Complete the 4 hours and 22 minutes call out fundraising challenge

The average duration of a Scottish Mountain Rescue member team call out in 2018 was 4 hours and 22 minutes

Although volunteers will not always be walking for the entire duration of a call out, it can form a significant part of the call out, and often in challenging conditions. Sometimes they will also be carrying a casualty on a stretcher, which makes each step that they take more difficult. Carrying a casualty on a stretcher can be the only way to bring them to safety in bad weather. 

In reality of course call outs are just the tip of the ice berg in terms of what the volunteers do, they walk a long way on training exercises too!

This May we are asking you to set yourself a 4 hours and 22 minutes walking challenge to represent the average length of a mountain rescue call out and raise vital funds.

You could set yourself a walking (or running) challenge and aim to complete it in under 4 hours and 22 minutes.

Aim to walk for 4 hours and 22 minutes along a set route and see how far you can get.

Walk for approx. 9 minutes a day or 1 hour and 5 minutes a week (to add up to a total of 4 hours and 22 minutes)

You can walk whenever and wherever suits you, so it’s an easy way to raise funds for Scottish Mountain Rescue.

The choice is yours!

Please e-mail info@scottishmountainrescue.org and let us know what you are planning, we would love to share it on our Facebook page. 

You can set up a sponsorship page and ask friends and family to sponsor you, or simply make a donation at the end of your challenge. 



If you would like to fundraise for your local team please follow the information on team websites

Why we need your support

Our 800 volunteers across our 24 member teams give many hours of their time to save lives.

The teams give their time for free but we need funding to support the running of Scottish Mountain Rescue, so that we can help the teams to offer the best possible rescue service to all who need them and to provide the teams with the training, insurance and equipment they need.

You can help teams acquire the very best training, ideas and equipment available to ensure they provide a world class rescue service in Scotland’s Mountains and remote communities and ensure that this vital service will be there for everyone that needs it in the years to come

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