Mountain rescue in the UK is a voluntary service. Team members are ‘on call’ through the 999 system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are as likely to leave a warm bed in the wee small hours to rescue an injured climber on some blizzard blown crag, as hunt the grounds of your local nursing home in search of someone’s missing granny. They’re a dedicated bunch. And, dare we say it, a breed of their own. Mountain Rescue takes a look at the service in its entirety, from a brief history of its raw beginnings through to the present day, exploring the rich diversity of calls on its time and the people involved.
Published by Hayloft Publishing. Paperback. 210mm x 210mm. 264 pages.
'All the drama, commitment, pathos and humour which define this voluntary organisation, dedicated to the service of others, are revealed in this one volume. Enthralling stuff.' Alfie Ingram, Chairman MRC of Scotland.
'The authors have done an excellent job to meet their aim 'to answer all the questions you wanted to ask about mountain rescue and then some more.' A must for those within the mountain rescue service and many walkers and climbers will appreciate this book.' Mary Webster, The Scottish Mountaineer.
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