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About Llanberis MRT

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The Llanberis MRT is an entirely voluntary organisation with the simple aim to help those in need in the mountains around Snowdon. The teams patch includes Snowdon, Lliwedd, Garnedd Ugain, Crib Coch, Yr Aran, Moel Eilio and the south side of the Glyderau. This extensive area of mountainous terrain boasts some of the finest walking, scrambling and rock climbing in the country and Snowdon, being the highest mountain in England and Wales, draws in 700,000 visitors each year.

As the popularity of mountain walking and mountaineering continues to grow, so does the number of incidents in the mountains. As a result the team deals with between 180-210 incidents each year and the running costs associated are ever increasing.

The Llanberis MRT are always looking to the future and where a purpose built base to house the vehicles and equipment may be required. This will enable efficient coordination, however extensive fundraising will be needed to do this.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue strecher carry in winter

The Team

The Llanberis MRT is made up of around 40-50 volunteer members. Each volunteer will have a good level of mountaineering experience in both summer and winter conditions and good local knowledge of the mountain area of Snowdonia.

Incidents vary from a twisted ankle or overdue persons on easy paths, to serious accidents or fatalities on cliffs and steep ground. The response provided by the team might involve assistance by a handful of members or, depending on conditions, seriousness and location, it may involve the majority of the team. On more complicated incidents the team may request support from the neighbouring rescue teams and also the Coastguard Search & Rescue helicopter.

Join The Team

Every Mountain Rescue team in the UK has a different approach to taking on new members. Our patch has a lot of climbing and scrambling terrain and so we look for people with good technical skills who can then learn the rescue stuff - other teams may take a different approach. Here are the basics that we look for in recruiting new members:

- You need to be a competent climber in summer and winter - leading V Diff in big boots and grade II in winter as a minimum - You need to be a competent mountaineer - we are frequently looking after people on Crib Goch in all weathers and conditions and you need to be fully at ease on this type of ground - You need to be able to attend 30-40 call outs a year as a minimum - these are at all times of the day and night - You need to be able to attend monthly training events as a minimum - these take place on Sunday a month and one or two evenings a month - You need to live or work within 20 minutes of Nant Peris - You need a good local knowledge of Snowdon and its surrounding crags - You will need to undertake a 12-24 month probationary period

If this sounds like the sort of thing you want to get involved in then email us for an application form. You won't hear straight back as we have two intakes a year: secretary@llanberismountainrescue.co.uk

Visit the History of Llanberis MRT here

How to support Llanberis MRT

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, is a registered charity. Address : The Treasurer, 34, Glanffynnon, Llanrug, Gwynedd, LL55 4PR
(Charity registration no. 513913).
Email : info@llanberismountainrescue.co.uk

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