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News Archive - Dec 2015

POLICE SCOTLAND RECOGNISES TEAMS 50TH ANNIVERSARY


    50 years service by Killin Mountain Rescue Team recognised by Police Scotland. Chief Superintendent Stephen McAllister, Police Scotland received a warm welcome at Killin Mountain Rescue Teams AGM on Sunday 19th February, 2017 when he formally recognised and thanked all team members for the 50 years service within the rural communites that they […]

WINTER SKILLS TRAINING WEEKEND CAIRNGORMS FEB 2017


WINTER SKILLS TRAINING WEEKEND FEB 2017 CAIRNGORMS Killin MRT members visited the Cairngorms this weekend 4th 5th February 2017 for personal winter skills training provided by AMI qualified instructors.  Snow and ice has been limited this winter. However team members were not disappointed. There was sufficient snow and hard neve high up; and the first […]

WAVERLEY HOTEL RAISE £239 FOR RESCUE EQUIPMENT


THANK YOU TO WAVERLEY HOTEL, CALLANDER, AND ISLE OF SKYE WHISKY £239 RAISED FROM THE CONTENTS OF A GALLON ISLE OF SKYE WHISKY BOTTLE HELD AT THE WAVERLEY HOTEL IN 2016. PROCEEDS BEING USED TO PURCHASE RESCUE EQUIPMENT ESSENTIAL FOR ASSISTING PEOPLE IN DIFFICULTY ON THE MOUNTAINS AND REMOTE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE NORTHERN AREA OF […]

Teams launches Mountain Safety Locate initiative in National Park


KILLIN MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM LAUNCHES MOUNTAIN SAFETY LOCATE INITIATIVE. Knowing your location when out in the mountains is important for your safety and vital for rescue services should you require assistance in an emergency. In partnership with Lomond MRT, Arrochar MRT. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and Police Scotland Forth Valley Division, Killin MRT […]

National Mountain Rescue Training event


5 Members attended the National training event for Scottish Mountain Rescue members at Glenmore Lodge 10th to 11th December. Team members from across Scotland worked together sharing ideas, recieving instruction on rigging, casualty care, search management, media training culminating on a search and rescue exercise involving 100 members bringing together all that was learned the […]

BASP FIRST AID COURSE


10 members completed a BASP Emergency outdoors First Aid Course at Lochearnhead this weekend. Thank you Iain from BASP for providing such an informative practical course, tailored to the type of injuries our members frequently find when called to assist people in difficulty on the hills. The knowledge gained is often put to practical use […]

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority


Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority staff nominate the three park mountain rescue teams, Killin MRT, Lomond MRT, Arrochar MRT as there chosen charity for 2016s staff charity fund raising project.  Many thanks to all staff at Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park for supporting your local rescue teams. Safe Trekking in the Park. […]

Members attend BASP Advanced First Aid Course


Team Members complete BASP Advanced outdoors First Aid Course. Thank you BASP for a worthwhile and informative weekend. Great Instructors made the course challenging, with realistic outdoor scenarios to test our knowledge and practical skills. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Thank you to RYLA for helping to fund the course

O S Locate. Always know your position on the hill


    ORDNANCE SURVEY APP TO HELP YOU WHEN LOST Hillwalkers have relied on Ordnance Survey maps for generations to find their way on the hills. A map and a compass is still the most reliable tool to navigate especially in poor conditions.. However; We can all get it wrong in poor visibility and sometimes […]

S92 Helicopter training


Killin MRT have completed initial safety briefings with the Coastguard S92 helicopter, which takes over from the Royal Navy Sea King helicopters based at Prestwick at the end of December.   The Sea King and Royal Navy has served us well for many years. The S92 brings state of the art technology to search and […]

Winter Safety.


Short daylight hours can make it difficult to navigate safely when light fails.  Make sure you have a map compass, and torch with you. Rescue services find it very challenging to find you in the dark, if you get into difficulty and cannot call or signal for help. A person motionless wearing dark clothing is […]

National Training Course Aviemore


Killin MRT members attended the National Scottish Mountain Rescue Conference at Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore 24th 25th October 2015 sponsored by St John Scotland. Avalanche transceiver,ATV vehicles, Water Rescue, Technical Rope skills, First Aid, Navigation  skills were included in the weekend. A good opportunity for all Scotlands Search and Rescue Teams to work together and share […]

UEPAA The safety app for the outdoors now with OS grid ref.


CHECK OUT UPEAA, it could save your life and help rescue others: Now provides UK OS grid reference of your location. www.uepaa.co.uk/download A map and compass is still the main tool for navigation. GPS is a great back up tool. UEPAA takes this a step further. Developed in Switzerland and widely used in Europe, Its […]

Callander Railway Festival Display


  Thank you to all who donated to our collection box at the Railway Festival Callander. Every little helps.

Spring Training Glen Lochay


Spring Training day Glen Lochay. Creag Mhor. Ben Lui on the horizon. showing care still required in some areas due to unstable snow pack

Enjoy our late winter conditions


Winter training continues into spring. Avalanche training on Ben Lui. mid April 2015 Take care. Guide book routes are still loaded with snow, in many areas, corniced at the top. Pick descent routes with care. Avalanche risk can be considerable as temperatures rise, and knowing how and when to use ice axe and crampons is still essential. […]

Be Avalanche Aware After Heavy Snowfall


21.1.15  BE AVALANCHE AWARE Large volume of snow on the hills just now. Weather forecast to turn mild towards the weekend. Snowpack may become unstable. Check the Scottish Avalanche forecast if heading out on the hills. www.sais.gov.uk Remember you are not just at risk on the slopes. Avalanches do sweep down in to the Glen […]

Winter Training with Royal Navy SAR Helicopter


Sunday 7th December. Ready for winter. Members receive safety training in working with helicopters in winter conditions.    

ST John Scotland hand over new Land Rover at Mountain Safety Day, Stirling


Cameron McNeish hands over Land Rover keys to Killin MRT at Mountain Aid, Mountain Safety Day Albert Hall Stirling on Saturday 11.10.14.    

Mountain Safety Day held at Albert Hall Stirling Saturday 11th October, 2014


Mountain Aid held another successful Mountain Safety day at the Albert Hall Stirling on Saturday 11th October 2014. Opened by patron Cameron McNeish the event was well attended, with plenty to interest hill goers.  Clothing and equipment displays from the main outdoor equipment suppliers, plus displays on mountain skills and safety advice from numerous providers. […]