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Last night Oban MRT were out training on Ben Cruachan. An avalanche scenario was set up high on the mountain in realistic conditions, i.e. steep, dark and snowy. 22 team members and probationary members were out. It was a very good session where we practiced managing the scene, probing the snow with avalanche probes on a guide line and shovelling techniques.
Conditions on the hill are very difficiult at the moment with deep soft snow making travel very hard work. At dam level (400m)there was about 30 - 40 cm of soft snow and much more higher up. Be careful out there this week-end ...
We were very sorry to hear about the missing dog Meg and hope she is found soon. Unfortunately we are unable to assist unless officially called out to an incident by the Police.
We would like to remind anyone venturing out to help that conditions on the hills are presently very wintery – both cold and very wet. Navigation will be particularly challenging, with whiteout conditions likely in snowfall and thick cloud. Winter conditions place pressure on all emergency services so do what you can to be as safe as possible. Only venture onto the hill if you are competent at navigating in very poor visibility, are suitably prepared with warm clothing, headtorch, food and drink, Do not venture out alone, and let someone know of your planned route.
Save the Date(s) - October 6th & 7th
It's the announcement you've all been waiting for, the dates for Craggy Island Triathlon have now been announced. Entries will open in the spring but for now pop the dates in your diaries.
In other exciting news this race has been selected to be Host of the Triathlon Scotland National Cross Triathlon Championships 2018😃
Oban MRT and Police Scotland MRT were out this evening rescuing 2 cragfast hillwalkers close to the summit of Beinn Narnain above Arrochar. Pair were located and assisted up over the summit and walked off hill. Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team were away training this weekend so happy to help as they cover our area if when were away. Video shows Oban group reaching the summit. ...