What to do in an emergency
- Decide if your situation can be dealt with by your group. It can take several hours for a rescue team to reach you, depending on the location and weather. The best plan may be to continue descending, if safe to do so.
- If you do require assistance dial 999 and ask for POLICE, then MOUNTAIN RESCUE.
Do not expect a rescue to be immediate and do not expect a helicopter.
When in contact with the emergency services be prepared to provide information relating to the emergency. The following information will be asked for:
- Your name and contact number
- The nature of the problem or injury
- Location including grid reference / name of climb
- Name, age, and medical history of casualty
- The weather conditions where you are
A member of LMRT will normally attempt to call you back to gain further details that may be required, or to update you on the progress of a rescue.