17 Nov

2017 Fundraising Calendars now available

2017-coverThe team’s fundraising calendar is back for 2017! Featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains the calendar helps raise much needed funds to enable the team to carry on its work. Calendars are available at a number of outlets (£7) or mail order (£9 inc. postage and packing).  Stockists are –

Trekitt, Eign Gate, Hereford

Crickhowell Adventure, Crickhowell

Skirrid Mountain Garage, Llanvihangel Crucorney (by the Skirrid pub)

Cheques for £9, made payable to Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, should be sent to

Calendar Offer, Longtown Mountain Rescue team, PO Box 120, Abergavenny, NP7 7WU

06 Jun

Date for your diaries – BBMC 2017

Thank you to everyone who came and joined us on the hill for making 2016 another successful event. If you’d like to come back and do it all again in 2017, or you weren’t lucky enough to get a place this year, next year’s Big Black Mountains Challenge will be on Saturday 13th May. As usual the on-line entry will open in early January 2017

11 Jan

Entries for Big Black Mountains Challenge 2016 are Open

Entries for this years Big Black Mountains Challenge are now open!!! Just go to the BBMC page on the team’s website and click on the big red “go to on-line booking form” button and follow the links. As usual places are limited so to avoid being disappointed please book your place as soon as possible.

BBMC is the teams biggest fundraising event of the year and goes a long way towards raising the £25,000 – £30,000 needed each year to run the team. The team are also currently raising funds to purchase a new incident control vehicle. We are therefore very grateful to everyone who pays to enter. If however you feel you can raise further donations for the team that would be brilliant. There are a few ways to do this:

1. you can download a sponsorship form from the BBMC page

2. you and your friends and family can make a £10 donation by text. Simply text BBMC16 £10 to 70070 to donate to Longtown Mountain Rescue and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

3. or, finally you can set up your own Big Black Mountain Challenge 2016 fundraising page with JustGiving

We look forward to see you all in May

18 Dec

BBMC 2016 – entries opening January 2016

It’s that time of year again! Entries for the next BBMC will open in early January 2016. After a fantastic 30th anniversary event this year, we are already excited about next years event, which will be on Saturday 14th May. As always we advise that you enter early to ensure you get place.

19 Mar

On-line entries for BBMC – update

Due to a technical problem the on-line booking system to register for BBMC has been indicating the event is now full. There are however still a small number of places remaining. We are currently working to rectify the problem but in the mean time the system will still allow you to ignore any message and register

19 Feb

Anniversary water bottle – have you ordered yours?

To celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the team and the 30th edition of the Big Black Mountains Challenge, we have teamed up with Trekitt in Hereford who have a produced a special edition Klean Kanteen bottle.  All profits from the sale of these lovely 800ml stainless steel bottles will go to the team. The bottles will be available from early May, in time for this years BBMC. To order yours go to:

http://www.trekitt.co.uk/8879/products/klean-kanteen-trekitt-lmrt-anniversary-800ml-bottle.aspx