Big Search on Ben Nevis and welcome to Rescue 951 – Easter winter warnings on the Mountains

Another excellent post. And it’s not just the northern mountains. Whilst Loch Lomond may look tranquil this morning there has been heavy rain sleet and hail and high winds down to low level and a lot of snow on Ben Lomond and the Cobbler


Ben Nevis has an ongoing massive Search for a missing 23-year-old hill walker from London, my thoughts are with the family who must be going through hell just now. Yesterdays search saw the last flight of RAF Rescue 137 and the handover of the new SAR Helicopter Contract by Bristows Rescue 951 based in Inverness. I wish the crews of whom many are old  friends safe flying and many successful Rescues.

Lochaber MRT facebook photo and the first day of R951 Safe Flying.  Photo Lochaber MRT facebook  and the first day of R951 Safe Flying.

The incident is now in day 3 and the weather has been wild as it to be expected  for winter in Scotland. The local Police ,Lochaber MRT plus Glencoe, SARDA and RAF Lossiemouth MRT will brave wild conditions with the heavy snow and have to be very careful. My thoughts are with them all  may they be looked after as they search  for this young man. We…

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