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.

To enquire about editorial submissions, or feedback in any way email  If you wish to advertise in the magazine, please contact Caroline Davenport via 01829 781327.

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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Issue 12 Mountain Rescue Magazine April 2005

Mountain rescuers themselves sometimes get into difficulties and injured in the mountains and this issue included the story of a…

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Issue 11 Mountain Rescue Magazine January 2005

This issue featured a cut-out and keep cas card for team members, an explanation of ‘expert witness’ from our legal…

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Issue 10 Mountain Rescue Magazine October 2004

Continuing what has become a regular ‘travel’ theme for the magazine, we had a report on taking team skills to…

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Issue 9 Mountain Rescue Magazine July 2004

In this issue, one team member took a leaf out of Bill Bryson’s book with a backpacking trip to the…

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Issue 8 Mountain Rescue Magazine April 2004

Another step-change for Issue 8 with a name change, an upgrade in descriptor terms to ‘the official magazine’ (no longer…

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Issue 7 MRC News January 2004

In late 2003, Mountain Rescue England and Wales adopted the tagline ‘saving lives in wild and remote places, introduced in…

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Issue 6 MRC News October 2003

This may be the official organ of mountain rescue in England and Wales, but we’ve always carried news and views…

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