NEWS & RESCUES
Ben Lomond Torchlight Challenge
27th April 2019
The National Trust for Scotland's atmospheric torchlit ascent of Ben Lomond
4the December 2016
Familiarisation and training session with the Rescue 999 crew from Bristows, Prestwick
Rescue 177 Sea King Farewell
14th January 2016
Rescue 177 heading off on its farewell tour of the West of Scotland and Edinburgh. Check our Facebook page for more information here...
Luss Highland Games
4th July 2015
The Team will be providing safety and first aid cover at this years Luss Gathering.
Casualty Care Training
2nd April 2015
The Team are starting to prepare for this year Casualty Care Certificate re-certification with a series of dedicated medical training sessions.
The Gathering 2014
12th September 2014
Scotland's turn to host the National Mountain Rescue Conference, based at the MacDonald Resort in Aviemore.
Mountain Safety Day
11th October 2014
Come and meet the Team. Promoting safety initiatives on the Scottish Hills and supporting Mountain Rescue. Albert Halls, Stirling.
Training Programs Re-starts
4th September 2014
Returning to training after a small break during the summer. An evening concentrating on casualty handling and packaging.
Summer Training Session
7th August 2014
5th July 2014
Assisting with safety and medical cover
Off Road 4x4 Training
Bespoke Lantra approved 4x4 driver tuition with Merrick Training, Stirling.
Training evening looking at casualty packaging, radio protocols and new equipment.
Winter Training Weekend
Annual Cairngorm winter training weekend with Guides Eric Pirie and Bill Strachan
Thursday 20th February
Team training night looking at new avalanche skills, kit and scenarios.
Text Donations Now Available!
10th April 2019
The Team have newly established a text giving service with provider 'DONR'
For a quick, secure small donations you can use your mobile phone with our D...
28th December 2017
Today is an auspicious day in the history of Lomond Mountain Rescue Team.
At 7.45pm on December the 28th, 1967, a gathering of interested individuals h...
Mountain Safety - Help Us To Help You!
23rd November 2016
Mountain Rescue Teams across the UK make use of the latest technology with the aim of pinpointing lost walkers. While they have the ability to locate s...
Team 4x4 Training
20th November 2016
Annually, Team members refresh their 4x4 driving skills under the tutelage of Alistair, from Merrick Training. The off-road training course near Stirli...
Calling All Lomond MRT Members Past & Present
3 October 2016
2017 will be the 50th anniversary of the Teams foundation year in 1967. There will be several events to celebrate both the past and future of Lomond MR...
New Safety Leaflet Launch
10th May 2016
CICERONE and SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS LAUNCH SAFETY
Scottish Mountain Rescue Teams in conjunction with walking guidebook publis...
Winter Call Out Review
28th March 2016
A steady winter for the team with seven Call Outs since the beginning of the year.
28th March 2016 - Call Out - The Whangie
The Team were called to res...
#CallOut Missing Walkers
10th January 2016
A party of four adults, and one child, set off mid-morning to climb Ben Lomond by the ‘Tourist Path’ from Rowardennan car park. Two of the younger adul...
#CallOut Ben Lomond
29th December 2015
"Suspected broken ankle . Rowardennan hotel, 45 mins up the trail" After speaking with a walker that phoned the incident in to the Police, we were pass...
Call Out Review 2015
16th December 2015
A busy year for Lomond MRT with thirty two call-outs attended in 2015.
1. Sunday 28th December – Dumyat, Stirling
Requested to support Ochils MRT who h...
#CallOut WHW Emergency
12th August 2015
The team responded to a call from Police Scotland just before 18:00. The Scottish Ambulance Service had requested our assistance to extract a 57 year...
#CallOut Family Benighted
11th August 2015
Police Scotland had a report of four walkers benighted on Ben Lomond, one with an ankle injury. The Team contacted the family to gather further inform...
#CallOut Missing Fisherman
8th & 9th August 2015
Police Scotland requested the Teams assistance in a shoreline search of Loch Lomond, between Sallochy Bay and the Mill of Ross, for a missing fisherma...
#CallOut Bikes on the Bealach
6th August 2015
Police Scotland alerted the Team at 19.20 to request assistance for six mountain bikers who were stranded on the slopes of Ben Venue. In direct contac...
A Trio of Call Outs!
3rd August 2015
#CallOut 1 – Ben Venue - 21st July 2015
Police alerted the Team to a walker, in a party of three, who had sustained a lower leg injury near the summi...
#CallOut - West Highland Way
14th July 2015
Police Scotland sent out a #CallOut text to the Team at 17.20. A walker on the WHW had found a mountain biker " male, approximately three or four mi...
#CallOut West Highland Way
8th July 2015
Police contacted the Team via SARCALL to inform us that an individual was lost between Rowardennan and Inversnaid. An Austrian walker had become separa...
Munros at Easter - Not Worth Dying For...
As Easter weekend approaches, mountain safety experts are appealing to people to stay away from the high mountains unless they are properly equipped an...
23rd 24th March 2015
The Team were part of a large scale search for missing walker Daniel Bennett (43) who was last seen at the Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, on the West Highl...
#CallOut - Ptarmigan Ridge Ben Lomond
17th March 2015
A group of walkers ascending Ben Lomond became cragfast on the steep, icy slopes of the Ptarmigan Ridge, nearing the summit, and contacted Police Scotl...
Winter Conditions Warning - Ben Lomond - Be Prepared!
16th March 2015
The arrival of warmer temperatures and longer days have seen a rise in people taking to the hills across the country. Lomond Mountain Rescue Team would...
Sadly the Team were called to a fatality on Ben Lomond on Sunday the 15th of March. Navy 177, SAS Helimed and Police Scotland were involved in the rec...
2014 #Call Out Review
A steady year for the Team in 2014 with a total of 23 call-outs since our last AGM:
1 - 27th December 2013 - Missing Person - Aberfoyle.
2 - 19th Febru...
#CallOut - Sheriffmuir
28th December 2014
The Team were called to assist Ochils MRT with a second call-out in their area. Fifteen team members attended, or were making their way to the rendezvo...
St John Scotland Calendar 2015
14th October 2014
The first of a small range of merchandising items available from Lomond Mountain Rescue Team. The proceeds of this 2015 calendar from The Priory of Sco...
#CallOut The Whangie
12th October 2014
Police Scotland alerted Lomond MRT at 15.32. Soon afterward the call-out text was delivered by text message to the Team.
A walker was reported with a f...
#CallOut Ben Venue
7th October 2014
Police Scotland reported to the Team that a man's voice had been heard shouting for help by a local resident at Loch Katrine.
The #Callout text was se...
#CallOut Campsie Fells
11th September 2014
A hill runner was reported missing by his two colleagues, last seen by them at 09.30 in misty conditions on the Campsies. The pair waited until it was...
23rd August 2014
While members of the Team were providing safety cover for walking groups, in the final stages of The Plod overnight adventure challenge, Police Scotlan...
#CallOuts Campsie Glen & Ben Lomond Area
10th July 2014
#CallOut Campsie Glen 10th July 2014
The Team were contacted by ARCC (Air Rescue Coordination Centre) to assist Navy 177 by extracting a male casualty...
10th May 2014
Saturday started with the Team providing their annual cover for the Ben Lomond Hill Race.
One hour into the race we were contacted by Police Scotland to...
23rd April 2014
A party of four walkers were making their way off Ben Lomond when their their dog, a brown labrador, went missing. After a brief search, they found the...
#CallOut Conic Hill
21st April 2014
Three boys, aged 14, 12 and 10 from three different families, went missing on Conic hill around about 7 pm. They were planning on catching their father...
7th April 2014
The Team received an email at 07.37 from a relative of a walker on the West Highland Way. The walker had become separated from their party at night, wh...
4th April 2014
Three youngsters, aged 14, 13 and 11, went missing near Balfron, around 8pm on Friday night. The team was called out by Police Scotland to help locate...
19th February 2013
The Team were called to Balmaha by Police Scotland at 22.03 to assist in the search for a missing person. The #StandDown was sent at 22.48 after the in...