Details of our Callouts will be posted here. As we have recently rebuilt our website, all our historical callout information from our old site are contained in the attached PDF document.
Callout Archive

 

Callouts

  • Callout - Light Aircraft Crash

    Oban MRT was called out yesterday at 3.15 pm to search for a light aircraft reported missing over the hills north of Glen Kinglass. This followed the earlier deployment of Oban Lifeboat to search Loch Etive and the slopes of the hills visible below the low cloud base. An advance party including the Team Leader drove to a an elevated position on the track overlooking Ardmaddy at the entrance to Glen Kinglass known from experience to provide the best VHF and mobile coverage in an area where commun…

  • Rescue - Beinn Udlaidh

    Second weekend in a row the team was called out. This time to Beinn Udlaidh in Glen Orchy to a fallen climber with a broken ankle. The weather was pretty poor. With the help of Tristan our team member in the Glen and his quad we quickly got up into the coire and met the lads that had called us out. They had done a great job getting the injured climber down to the Coire floor. Robin and Rich sorted the casualty out and Rescue 177 showed up just at the right time to lift him to hospital. Home in t…

  • Rescue - Beinn an Dothaidh

    Oban MRT were called out at 16.00 today to the North Eastern Coire of Beinn an Doithaidh. Together with Arrochar MRT the Police MRT and an RAF MR team. The reporter who call in heard load shouts and screams on the buttress above him. An RAF group was dropped on the hill and escorted some embarrassed climbers off the hill. Everyone returned to base in time for a late Valentines dinner.…

  • Ben Starav Search

    Sad day yesterday. Large search on Ben Starav where Lochaber MRT and ourselves were helping Glencoe MRT to search for walker missing since Saturday. Conditions were difficult as Ben Starav is a very complex mountain with very challenging terrain. The weather did not help with frequent lightening strikes all around the mountain. Some brilliant spotting and flying by RN 137 assisted rescuers from Glencoe and Lochaber to get to casualty and allowed recovery by helicopter. Oban team members then had…

  • Ben More

    Oban MRT were called out at 9:50pm last night to assist two Scottish Islands Peaks Race competitors ( from the boat 'Honeybee' ) in difficulty near to the summit of Ben More on Mull. Reports from other runners suggested conditions on the summit were horrendous earlier in the evening. Low cloud initially prevented assistance by helicopter so the team deployed to Mull on the 10:30pm ferry. Once on scene weather improved and Rescue 177 was tasked to assist, locating the runners on the east ridge o…