Operating under Mountain Rescue (England and Wales) the coordinating body Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is one of 48 teams operating within nine mountain rescue regions. Each team is an independent charity responsible for their own fundraising and management. The team consists solely of volunteers from all walks of life, with a wide variety of occupations, who give up their free time to combine a love of the outdoors with serving the community, assisting people in distress. This commitment means they can be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as attending the training required to increase and maintain the necessary skills needed to operate.
We respond to on average 30 call outs a year. Call outs can be for any situation where the police think our expertise is required, this has been as diverse as crashed gliders to lost school children.
Interested in joining. Why not check out the requirements. If you would like to join the team or feel you have something to offer we will be happy to hear from you.
As a registered Charity (518928) all funding must be raised by donations, sponsorship or fundraising events. Without the generous support of individuals,groups and local companies the team would not be able to operate.
BBMC 2020 competitors.
We have unfortunately decided to cancel the Big Black Mountains Challenge this year for reasons we are sure everyone will understand. All entrants will have received an email, with an online form to process the refund of your entry fees. If you would like your entry fee refunded please respond before 14th April 2020 at the latest as after that date we will be unable to process any further request for refunds.
Annual fundraising event organized and run by members of the team. Support the team whilst enjoying a day out taking in the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains. The event takes place in May starting and finishing at Llanthony Priory in the Vale of Ewyas.
We have reached the maximum number for BBMC 2020 so entry is now closed.
Entries for BBMC 2021 will open in January 2021.
As there is a limit on the number of entrants to the event please book early to guarantee your place. No entries will be accepted on the day.