The team are extremely pleased to have been picked as one of 5 finalists for this years Principality Building Society Community vote. The winner, which will be decided by public vote, will receive £5000. If we are lucky enough to win the team intends to use the award to equip our rescue vehicles with the latest IT and GPS search technology, allowing us to carry out search and rescue operations swiftly and more effectively.
Please show your support for the team by giving us your vote. You can vote in one of three ways:
By visiting a Principality branch
By using the Facebook app http://bit.ly/1fo2Uo9
Or, by visiting the Principality on-line voting website http://bit.ly/1bqEdrO
Voting closes on Saturday 15th February 2014
Entries for this years Big Black Mountain’s Challenge, which will take place on Saturday 17th May, are now OPEN! As usual places are limited so apply early to avoid disappointment.
As highlighted in an earlier post, this year we have gone to an on-line booking system. Please ensure that you download the event information document and in particular have read the conditions of entry before entering
We look forward to seeing you all in May
Happy new year. The start of a new year can only mean one thing, entries to this years BBMC will open shortly! This year we will be going to an on-line entry system. Watch the News section over the coming days for more details.
On the 23rd January 2014 at the Shire Hall in Monmouth, Dr Anne Griffiths will be doing a talk to raise funds for the team. Namaste, is a presentation by Anne on her trek in the Himalayas, reflecting on the mountains and culture of Nepal. The talk will start at 7.30pm and tickets are £5, with proceeds going to the team.
The team have been notified this week that we have been successful in gaining £3000 from the Lloyds Bank Community fund. The money will be used to provide team issue waterproof trousers to all team members. The team would like to thank everyone who voted for us by text, on-line or by visiting their local Lloyds Bank branch.
After a year off in 2013 the fundraising calendar returns, again featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains. 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, Pandy
Crown Inn, Pantygelli
Pomegranate, Station Approach, Abergavenny
Cheques for £9, made payable to Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, should be sent to
Longtown Mountain Rescue team
PO Box 120
A date for your diaries – Big Black Mountains Challenge 2014 will be on Saturday 17th May 2014. Entries will open in January 2014
The team has been shortlisted for this years Lloyds Community Fund and we need your vote. We are one of four finalists for Monmouthshire. If we are successful we will receive £3000, which will go towards waterproof trousers for team members.
The fund is decided by public vote and voting is open from 23rd September to 1st November 2013. You can vote in your local Lloyds Bank branch, online or by SMS text message – text VOTE MWQB to 61119. Full details at
https://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting/cf_org_vote_profile.asp?guid=5A44EDB004D94ECEB04472AB52EB4A21&fb_action_ids=10151922390123767&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151922390123767%22%3A367731156662606%7D&action type map=%7B%2210151922390123767%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D
Please support the team and give us your vote
Team members recently met up with Edward Andrews at the end of the first leg of his four day adventure to raise money for the team. Edward had cycled from his home in Shropshire to Gospel Pass and was just about to walk to the top of Hay Bluff before starting the three day 86-mile walk back home.
This unusual fund raising idea has already raised a fantastic £450 for the team. Well done, Edward.
After 80 days of walking, Keith Chammings has completed the 1400 mile walk from his home in Abergavenny to Finistere. Keith has already raised over £1600 for the team and its not too late to support this fantastic effort to raise money for the team. Donations can still be made at
To celebrate completing this massive undertaking, 36-hours after returning home, Keith headed off to the Netherlands to complete the 120km walk as part of the International Nijmegen Four Day Marches!! Legend. Well done Keith and thank you from everyone in the team