In an emergency call 999 and ask for Police then Mountain Rescue
Lucy Wallace, mountain leader, wildlife guide and mountain rescue volunteer, talks about her experiences with Arran Mountain Rescue Team.
Lucy said, “I joined Arran MRT 10 years ago originally as I wanted to give something back to the mountaineering and hill walking community. A decade on and I still love it. I love the feeling of being a small part of something much bigger than me. A mountain rescue team is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Everybody does their bit and works together. What we can achieve is pretty cool.
The nature of mountain rescue means that there is a real mix of callouts – some good and some bad. However, on the good days, when you can really help someone having a bad day, it’s a great feeling to make a difference. For instance, stretchering someone off Goatfell with a badly broken leg and knowing that, thanks to the team, they will make a full recovery, is just amazing.”