Welcome to Mountain Rescue England and Wales

On call 24/7: 365 days of the year: Whatever the weather

There are 49 volunteer mountain rescue teams and eight regional bodies in England and Wales, across nine geographical areas, and we are here to help them deliver the best possible care to their casualties. We can’t do that without your support. Thanks to you, we can provide and maintain the highest standards in casualty care, technical rope rescue and swiftwater rescue. And we can provide key items of kit to teams and help keep their vehicles on the road. And thanks to your legacies, we can plan for the future to ensure this valuable community service remains voluntary and free to the casualty. To find out more…

Run the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon for Mountain Rescue England and Wales

on Sunday 3 October 2021

Click the ‘Read More’ button for the application form. Your fundraising support is vital to us, so thank you and good luck!

Four days without a call out...

...just four days last year without our volunteer team members recovering climbers from precipitous crags, reuniting lost walkers with their pals and ensuring injured casualties were safely delivered into vital hospital care. They searched for missing children and vulnerable adults too, on and off the hills, and waded through flooded urban streets to aid devastated homeowners. If you think you need mountain rescue...

How you can support mountain rescue

Organise a fundraising event and you won’t just be raising funds, you’ll be raising awareness of mountain rescue. Whether you’re selling cup cakes or taking on your own personal challenge – just register your intention to raise money for us, then get out there and have fun! And don’t forget to Gift Aid it. If you’re a UK taxpayer, it’s the easiest way of giving us that little bit extra. Or, if you wish to make a regular contribution, why not join Basecamp or donate online?

Visit our shop

Buy from our shop and you'll be supporting mountain rescue, whether it's with a metal supporter badge, a gift card or brushing up your skills with something from our bookshelves.

In the news

Lady with fractured wrist

October 16, 2021 4:48 pm Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out by Cumbria Police at 15.00hrs Saturday 16th October to a woman who had slipped whilst descending towards Seldom Seen from Sheffield Pike.   9 team members, who were already at base for a prior engagement, attended in two vehicles and found the casualty…

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Male falls 10 meters into Aira Force

October 13, 2021 1.30 pm On Wednesday 13/10/21 at around 13:30 hrs the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out with regard to a man who had fallen 10 meters into Aira Force Gorge. Fire, Helimed and an NWAS land ambulance also responded. The man had tried to climb out and, unfortunately, fallen back into…

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Pair rescued after getting lost descending from climb on Raven Crag in Borrowdale

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Find your local team

Wherever you are in the hills, mountains and moorlands of England and Wales, you can be assured there's a mountain rescue team on standby ready to help if you have an accident. Or maybe you fancy joining a team yourself?

Our history

Mountain rescue has a rich and varied history and we've come a long way since the five-barred gates and ad hoc rescue parties of the pre-1930s. To find out more...