Two quite differing call-outs yesterday, just to keep us on our toes. Mid-morning a male went off route on Sgurr Alasdair and became crag-fast. Luckily, he’d enough phone signal to raise the alarm. A long and difficult search ensued in what were misty, murky, greasy conditions.
The casualty could be heard at a fairly early stage, but getting to him was another matter entirely. Thankfully, with light fading, the clag lifted and the Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway was able to ‘pick-off’ the casualty from his rather precarious position in what was a fantastic piece of flying. Back at base the casualty commented, “Thanks to everyone who helped me stay alive today.” 12 MRT were involved in this search and rescue, with more team members back at base as back-up. Team members were uplifted by helicopter to Coire Lagan, saving us time and energy before we started our search.