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.

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Issue 24 Mountain Rescue April 2008

More changes on the cover as we stopped listing what was in each issue, preferring to let the image be…

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Issue 23 Mountain Rescue January 2008

Including a ‘manifesto for the missing’ carrying out the ‘perfect search’, one team’s experience of a technical rescue review and…

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Issue 22 Mountain Rescue October 2007

Reports from the south west and the Peak District on serious flooding in Gloucestershire and Sheffield – not the first…

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Issue 21 Mountain Rescue Magazine July 2007

In Issue 21 we carried a detailed report on the Grayrigg rail crash, from the perspective of team members involved…

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Issue 20 Mountain Rescue Magazine April 2007

Further developments in real-time tracking of individuals as an aid to search management and team member tracking and a different…

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Issue 19 Mountain Rescue Magazine January 2007

Mountain Rescue Ireland introduced their new Development Officer and their chairman wrote about the challenges of the role. There was…

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Issue 18 Mountain Rescue Magazine October 2006

Perhaps the first mention of mental health issues for the magazine – oddly, given that team members are frequently tasked…

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Issue 17 Mountain Rescue Magazine July 2006

Issue 17 took a look at a couple of developments in rescue equipment, including a new casbag for use underground…

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Issue 16 Mountain Rescue Magazine April 2006

Team members helped rescue stranded motorists from their cars – even a stranded snowplough – after severe weather in March…

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Issue 15 Mountain Rescue Magazine January 2006

More travel tales with an expedition to the Watkins Mountains of Greenland and international news from both IKAR and Cave…

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Issue 14 Mountain Rescue Magazine October 2005

In this issue, we considered whether insurance could ‘hinder search and rescue operations’, delved into the Maritime and Coastguard Agency…

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Issue 13 Mountain Rescue Magazine July 2005

Our fascination with history continued with aa look at what led to the first stirrings of an official mountain rescue…

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