Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a registered charity, made up entirely of volunteers. An integral part of the national search and rescue service, we are called out through the 999 system, and cover an area of approx 350 square miles across East Lancashire, Pendle, the Rossendale Valley and parts of Greater Manchester.
The chances are you won’t ever need our services but, since January 2000, over five hundred people have. Injured walkers, fell runners, climbers, paragliders, mountain bikers (even the odd stranded sheep or crag fast dog!) were more than pleased to see us. Our knowledge of terrain and conditions, combined with specialist equipment, vehicles, training and casualty care were vital in returning them to safety.
But our work isn’t just about moors and mountains. Through our links with both Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police, and the Lancashire and Greater Manchester Ambulance Services, many of our call outs involve missing person searches, or assisting the ambulance service during severe weather conditions and where access to a casualty is difficult.