Rescue team has busiest year ever
A RESCUE from the summit of Ben Nevis at the weekend has seen Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT) hit 99 callouts in their busiest year ever.
The volunteers helped a 22-year- old man when gales blew him over, causing him to hurt his ankle on Sunday.
An unusually busy few months for LMRT has been attributed to poor weather this summer, seeing the team clock up their usual annual quota of 100 rescues in just eight months.
With winter on its way there is no sign of the rescues slowing down but team leader, John Stevenson, isn’t worried about money running out.
He said: ‘ We’re always looking for money. We always have to keep spending because clothes and gear wear out very quickly, especially when we’re as busy as we have been.
‘It’s a double- edged sword because we obviously wish we weren’t this busy, but when we’re busy, people are more aware of us and what we’re doing, so that helps with donations.’