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The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team is not only dedicated to rescuing mountaineers, climbers and walkers, but is increasingly called upon to assist the Police in searching for people missing in an urban environment. The Team also assists HM Coast Guard, the Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue and
Cave Rescue when required.

The Team like all the other Mountain Rescue Teams in Wales and England have to rely on their own members for raising funds to support Team training, purchasing new equipment, maintenance of the vehicles, and day to day running of the Team.

About our Team

Joining the Team

The Team is affiliated to the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association, Mountain Rescue England and Wales and operates in North West Wales, an area of approximately 750 square kilometres.

In this region are popular walking, scrambling and climbing areas including the Nantlle Ridge, Moel Hebog and its satellite peaks, Tremadog cliffs, Cnicht and the Moelwyn. The Team also covers the whole of the Lleyn Peninsula. AMRT is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers of various backgrounds, who are on call 365 days a year 24 hours a day and will attend an incident at any location
and in any weather.

Area covered

Assisting the whole community


  • Winter rescues in extreme weather conditions
  • SAR helicopter from RAF Valley
  • Training with SAR helicopter from RAF Valley
  • HM Coastguard Bristow Sikorsky S-92 helicopter
  • Road traffic accident - supporting the Ambulance & Fire services
  • Road traffic accident - supporting the Ambulance & Fire services

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was formed in 1996, making it the youngest team in north Wales. Prior to the formation of the team an ad hoc Rescue Post/Team was in place at Aberglaslyn Hall Outdoor Education Centre. It was decided that a more formal rescue service was needed and
AMRT was born.

Mountain Rescue teams need large amounts of specialist equipment to help them save lives, and AMRT is no different. For example, the team has four stretchers, which cost about £2,000 each. These are designed for mountain use, including lowering casualties down vertical cliffs. The team also has to have climbing equipment such as ropes, slings and karabiners, and first aid equipment ranging from bandages and splints to a Vacuum Mattress which is a thin mattress that can be shaped to fit a casualty whose position can’t be changed, such as with a suspected back injury. When the air is pumped out of the mattress it ‘solidifies’ and supports the whole body, enabling the casualty to be moved safely off the mountain.

AMRT has two modified Isuzu vehicles that can carry team members and equipment. Both act as ambulances, carrying walking wounded. The four-wheel drive capability of both vehicles is necessary due to the rugged terrain of north Wales.

Most of the team’s funds go towards maintaining and replacing vital equipment and on the vehicles. This is financed almost entirely from voluntary contributions.


Please note we are not recruiting at present, however, you may wish to apply to be included on our waiting list.

If you live in the Team's area and wish to join, you must have a minimum of two years mountain experience, be over eighteen years of age, and be prepared to be called out any time of the day or night. We accept potential member applications throughout the year. Prospective members are asked to attend on an invitation basis for up to six months providing that they can demonstrate their ability to navigate and cope on steep ground; on satisfactory completion of this trial they are invited to join the Team as an aspirant member. Full member status is reached on successful completion of a Hill Day Assessment.

If you would like further information please
contact our Training Officer or :-


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