Magazine back issues

Mountain Rescue is our quarterly magazine, available to team members and on subscription. Published in January, April, July and October, it’s packed with regional and national news, medical and technical developments, incident tales and travel stories, advice and commentary. Download back issues of the magazine below or take out a subscription here and get your very own copy of Mountain Rescue mag, hot off the press.

For editorial submissions or feedback, email  To advertise in the magazine, contact Caroline Davenport via 07726 933 337.

Issue 52 Mountain Rescue Spring 2015

2015 saw the launch of our own mountain rescue film, aimed at raising awareness of the range of work mountain…

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Issue 51 Mountain Rescue Winter 2015

Lyle Brotherton looked at how navigation needs change when winter is warm and wet rather than heavy snow and we…

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Issue 50 Mountain Rescue Autumn 2014

Perhaps not surprisingly, mountain rescue team members occasionally get injured too. In this issue, Jules Carter described his experience of…

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Issue 49 Mountain Rescue Summer 2014

Mike Greene discussed the importance to teams of clinical governance and both learning from each other and learning from experience,…

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Issue 48 Mountain Rescue Spring 2014

This was the first issue we began to refer to by the season, rather than the month, to better demonstrate…

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Issue 47 Mountain Rescue January 2014

On the medical front, Les Gordon summarised the 2013 Medical Seminar and explained the new hypothermia protocols recently put in…

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Issue 46 Mountain Rescue October 2013

In health and wellbeing, Neil Woodhead and Judy Whiteside launched the newly-formed Rescue Benevolent Fund onto the membership – a…

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Issue 45 Mountain Rescue July 2013

Paul Amos introduced a new trustee structure for the national organisation, Al Read continued his series of training articles with…

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Issue 44 Mountain Rescue April 2013

Iain Nicholson began talking us through the working part of the search dog, beginning with arguably the most important: its…

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Issue 43 Mountain Rescue January 2013

Langdale Ambleside looked at some of the lessons learned when the ground collapsed beneath their team Land Rover, Al Read…

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Issue 42 Mountain Rescue October 2012

We dubbed this one ‘the communications issue’ as a number of writers addressed the issues facing MREW, the teams and…

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Issue 41 Mountain Rescue July 2012

Al Read looked at wide area search management, Lyle Brotherton discussed the compass – the ‘most valuable piece of kit…

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