We are all volunteers.
Our team members live around the team area and come from a diverse range of backgrounds, professions and interests. The common traits we all share is a passion for the hills and a desire to help those in need.
WHO WE ARE
We are charitable Search and Rescue organisation consisting entirely of unpaid volunteers. We have a typical membership of about 25 volunteers who live around the team area and have demonstrated the necessary skills and commitment. We train on a monthly basis. This is to keep our skills up to date with our specialised rescue equipment and search and rescue techniques in order to be ready to respond to callouts throughout the year.
The team operates in the North West Highlands of Scotland and covers an area from Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast, to Loch Ness in the east. This area includes some of the most impressive and remote landscapes in Scotland, encompassing 39 Munros, including those in Glen Affric, the Five Sisters of Kintail and South Shiel Ridge. The impressive Falls of Glomach and stunning long distance cross-country long route, the Affric Kintail Way, are also in our callout area.
The local topography, which is characterised by large areas of consistently steep ground and well-defined ridges, is of a particularly demanding nature. Even in the earliest times the team was involved in challenging work in all seasons and at all altitudes, sometimes involving avalanches.
The team has a written constitution and is run by a committee elected from amongst our members.
The team is supported financially through grant aid from the Scottish Government distributed via Scottish Mountain Rescue, and funding from other charities. This only provides a portion of the money required to pay for the team's operation. In order to ensure we have the best training and equipment for the job, we continually fund raise and accept donations and sponsorship to meet our costs.
Check out our team's history by clicking "More" below!