About Llanberis MRT
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 150-200 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.
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 RAF Search & Rescue helicopter.
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