31 Dec

Rescue of 11-year old boy from Sugarloaf

 The team assisted the air ambulance to evacuate a young boy with a suspected leg fracture from Sugarloaf during the Christmas period.  The boy was in an area of steep ground and the team stretchered him to the waiting helicopter who transported him to nearby Nevill Hall hospital.

 Articles on the callout can be found at  –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-16348498

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/28/boy-airlifted-hospital-sugar-loaf-mountain?INTCMP=SRCH

17 Dec

First British Overland fund-raising expedition

Team member, Tim Jarvis, is to undertake an expedition in 2012 to raise funds for both the team and the mountain rescue benevolent fund.  Starting on 16th July, 2012, Tim is to drive the 2000 miles around the UK’s 15 national parks in a 1974 series Land Rover. The trip will also include visits to as many mountain rescue teams as possible on the way.

To follow the build up to Tim’s trip, check out his blog, which not only includes information on the expedition but has posts on life in the team.

http://firstbritishoverland.blog.com/

If you would like to sponsor Tim’s trip please go to –

http://www.justgiving.com/FirstBritishOverland

04 Dec

BBMC 2012 entries

How time flys, BBMC entry time is fast approaching! Next years event will be run on Saturday 12th May.  For those of you who did last years event or who entered and unfortunately didn’t get a place, look out for your reminder postcard arriving in the post in the next few weeks.  The entry form will be uploaded to this site in early January so keep checking back.