Skye Mountain Rescue
Welcome to the Skye Mountain Rescue Team website. We are a group of 35 volunteers who provide assistance to walkers and climbers on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.
Our area of operations is mainly in the Cuillin mountains and Trotternish Ridge area of Skye but we also assist the police and coastguard in searches along the Skye coast or other parts of the island. Also occasionally we are asked to assist other mountain rescue teams on the Scottish mainland.
What We Do…
When someone is in trouble on the hills in our area, the police are called and if it requires a mountain rescue callout, we are alerted by telephone to meet at a specific point. The team is fortunate to have two purpose built bases, one in Glenbrittle and another at Sligachan which were built with the generous help of the Campbell family and St. John Scotland. We often work with other emergency services such as Police Scotland, the RNLI , Scottish Ambulance Service and HM Coastguard.
Why We Do It…
Skye MRT is a voluntary organisation and members do not receive financial reward for attending incidents, doing so entirely in their own time with the kind understanding of employers. We are all keen outdoor enthusiasts who understand that no matter how fit, experienced or well-equipped you are, things can always go wrong.
How You Can Help Us …
The Skye Mountain Rescue Team is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SCIO (SC038386). Our work is supported financially by a mixture of public donations, grant aid and support from other charities such as Scottish Mountain Rescue and St John Scotland. In recent years the team has received some basic support from the Scottish Government both financially and with equipment such as new radios.
Our volunteers are ready for action 24:7:365 and respond to call-outs from all parts of the Isle of Skye. The team has a wide range of occupations and we are grateful to our employers for their co-operation in letting members attend incidents. Many are also self employed.
Fallen Climber, Coire Ghrunnda
On the afternoon of Friday 14 August 2020, following reports from climbers of a possible fall/rockfall in the Coire Ghrunnda area, 12 members of Skye MRT were winched onto the Cuillin Ridge by the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter to perform a thorough search of the area.A few hours later, one of our team members found a […]
Injured Walker, Braes Beach
Skye Mountain Rescue Team together with Portree, Dunvegan and Duntulm Coastguard Rescue Teams, Duty Officer S18C, Coastguard Helicopter R948 were tasked to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with an injured walker at Gedintailor, Braes. Casualty extracted by stretcher carry to landing site and transferred to hospital by R948.