February 2008. A former member of Kintail Mountain Rescue Team was
solo climbing on Sgurr Ruadh above Achnashellach. He fell and sustained
head and neck injuries which were fatal. Kintail MRT, Dundonnell MRT,
Leuchars MRT, Kinloss MRT, SARDA, Police Dogs and a helicopter assisted
Torridon MRT. Full winter hill conditions. The search began in darkness
on the 7th. Very high winds affected searching and restricted helicopter
operations on the 8th. He was found by a SARDA dog around midday on
the 9th and recovered by a helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from
Constabulary Press Release 1. Northern
Constabulary Press Release 2.
2008. In the Allt Beithe area (250m) in Glen Affric, team members
helping at a duathlon event assisted a volunteer tree planter with a
broken ankle (unconfirmed). Evacuated to Raigmore Hospital by the Scottish
Ambulance Service in Helimed2. Dry, cool, dull conditions.
2008. A team member working in the Affric area (250m) assisted a
male hillwalker who had fallen and had facial injuries. Given first
aid and driven to Raigmore Hospital.
2008. On the Five Sisters of Kintail in dry, cool and dull conditions,
a teenage male hillwalker fell and sustained a suspected broken ankle.
He was taken to the MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford by a Coastguard
helicopter from Stornoway.
2008. Non-mountain incident. Loch a'Ghlinne, Sleat, Skye. Suspected
suicide. Search conducted by Skye MRT. Recovery of body done by Kintail
2008. A solo male hillwalker who had set off for the Falls of Glomach
(400m) was reported overdue. Turned up safe and well.
2008. Two walkers were caught out in darkness without a torch on
a low level walk near Dornie. Found and walked to the road by the team.
2008. Two hillwalkers on Sgurr Airgid (841m), became separated in
poor visibility. They eventually made their own way off the hill. Unhurt.
2008. One elderly male hillwalker, in a party of three, on the slopes
below Gleouraich (500m), fell and sustained a leg injury. Calm frozen
conditions. A helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth
evacuated him before the team got onto the hill.
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