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Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) has released its Statistics Report of 2021.
In 2021 Scottish Mountain Rescue member teams attended 660 independent incidents (497 in 2020). The total number of separate team call outs was 951 (715 in 2020) which includes linked call outs on different days. SMR team members volunteered 31,799 hours (24,401 in 2020) to attend call outs alone – making it the busiest year on record for SMR member teams.
During 2021, 715 people were assisted. 4 incidents involved the rescue of dogs, and 2 incidents the rescue of sheep. There were 19 fatalities, 7 of which occurred in mountaineering incidents.
Kev Mitchell, Vice Chairman said, “We are pleased to produce our Statistics Review 2021, it has been an extremely busy year for our volunteer Mountain Rescue teams. This illustrates the huge commitment shown by team members and their families to ensure that hill-goers have a free world-class Mountain Rescue service when they need it throughout Scotland.”
The Statistics report covers the year 2021. This report includes data gathered from 25 civilian member teams as well as three Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) and one RAF MRT.