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Braemar Mountain Rescue Association
23 Albert Road
AB35 5QL

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Interested In joining the team?

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association has members based predominately in Mid and Upper Deeside. If you are interested in finding out more about joining the team, who are all volunteers, please bear the following in mind:

  • Mountain rescue is rewarding but hard work and time consuming.
  • Call-outs rarely occur where you would like them; they are often at night, in winter, in poor weather; and can last all night, or over more than one day.

Applicants for team membership need to be experienced mountaineers with summer and winter hillwalking experience. You need to be able to look after yourself at night, in winter in the Cairngorms; and have something left for the casualty.

To this end the ability to self-arrest using an ice axe, use crampons and be comfortable on Grade 1 slopes are prerequisites, as are good navigational skills. A sound knowledge and experience of the hills in our team area is highly desirable.

We can teach you the rescue skills and first aid but if you feel you lack some of the skills outlined above there are many providers of winter skills courses that can help you with this.

We train one Thursday evening and one full Sunday a month and trainee team members are expected to be able to commit to the majority of these sessions during their trainee period.