If you're a professional journalist – perhaps one new to the world of mountain rescue – this is the place to find answers to some of those basic questions. How are teams called out? How many teams are there across the country and how do they operate?
You'll find all the information you need in our fact sheets, or listed in the annual accident statistics, dating back to 1991. Or our quarterly magazine. And if it's not there, contact our national press officer, Andrew Simpson. He'll be only too happy to chat!