A new film produced by Mountain Rescue England and Wales shows not only the range of work undertaken by Mountain Rescue but also the commitment of the thousands of volunteer team members that provide this invaluable service
This years BBMC is now full and entries have closed. Thank you to everyone who has registered for your ongoing support, we look forward to seeing you all in May
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
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:
The 2015 team calendar is now on sale, again featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains and surrounding area. 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
The Crown Inn, Pantygelli
Cheques for £9, made payable to Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, should be sent to
Longtown Mountain Rescue team
PO Box 120
Members of the team will be out and about in November doing street collections. This is an opportunity not only to raise vital funds for the team but also to meet the public and answer questions about what we do. We will be in Abergavenny on 22nd November and in Hereford on 29th November. If you see our vehicle and lots of red coats come and say hello.
Well that’s it, BBMC is over for another year. The team would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that entered. Over 800 of you were able to join us on the hill this year and yet again we were blessed with fantastic weather (don’t expect this every year!). We look forward to hopefully seeing many of you again next year for what will be a special year for both the event and the team. Next year will be the 30th Big Black Mountains Challenge and also the 50th anniversary of Longtown Mountain Rescue Team being established. We hope you can make it for this special event. Further details of BBMC 2015 and other celebratory events will be posted on the News page and via Twitter (@longtownmrt).
As always we’d also like to say a big thank you to Trekitt for continuing to sponsor the event.
Big Black Mountains Challenge 2015 – Saturday 16th May 2015 – entries will open early January 2015. Enter early to ensure you don’t miss out.
This years event is full and entries are now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the event and we look forward to seeing you all next month.
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