Winter avalanche training


Carrying a stretcher in winter


Skye Mountain Rescue Team
c/o Portree Police Station
Somerled Square
Isle Of Skye
IV51 9EH


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The team hold regular training sessions both in the huts as well as practical exercises on the hill. This training includes rope work, care of the casualty and first aid, helicopter safety, navigation and the use of radios. Members also attend specialist training courses in other parts of Scotland on subjects such as first aid, avalanche awareness and rigging for mountain rescue.

The slideshow below shows an example of a training exercise in 2013. The exercise took place in March to practice search, location and recovery of a casualty caught in an avalanche using a buried volunteer.

Images of Skye MRT Training

Photos by Andy Law, Morten Hansen, Paul Rosher, Ian Stewart, Ali McSween, Paddy McGuire, Tony Handley, Lesley Kirkwood and Colin Henderson.

To see a slideshow of training in 2011/12 ...   Please click here.

To see a slideshow of training in 2010/11 ...   Please click here.

To see a slideshow of training in winter 2008/9 ...   Please click here.

Winter training exercise in extracting a casualty from an avalanche

Winter training exercise - March 2013.