So with easter just around the corner more people will start to venture out into our wonderful countryside and why wouldn’t you, its some of the most amazing and breathtaking in the world, but after chatting with the team over at The Expert Camper over the weekend they mentioned that few people know in an emergency how to contact the Mountain rescue.
To contact mountain rescue in the UK, you can dial 999 and ask for the police, then ask to be transferred to mountain rescue. Alternatively, you can search for the phone number of the local mountain rescue team in the area where you are planning to hike or climb and contact them directly.
You can also visit the Mountain Rescue England and Wales website (https://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/) or the Scottish Mountain Rescue website (https://www.scottishmountainrescue.org/) for more information on how to contact mountain rescue teams in the UK. It’s important to remember that calling for mountain rescue should only be done in case of emergency, when someone’s life is at risk.
If you do need to call them, give them as much information as as possible about your location, condition of the patient, what your wearing etc. This will be a massive help for them.
Also once you have given your location, stay where you are so that they know where you are.