About the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team
PROVIDING SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICES IN THE SOUTH OF WEST YORKSHIRE
The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team (HVMRT) is a volunteer-based search and rescue organisation based in Marsden, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
The team has over 50 members who are on call to assist those in difficulty, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever the weather - plus a similar number who are non-qualified trainees, helpers and support members.
The team covers an area of over 1,000 square kilometres of diverse terrain, ranging from rugged open moorland and crags to rural and semi-urban areas, and varying in altitude between 7m and nearly 600m above sea level. This area of operations roughly comprises the southern half of West Yorkshire, and the team operates under the auspices of West Yorkshire Police. Click here to see a map of our operational area.
Mountain Rescue in the UK is an entirely volunteer-based organisation that operates at no cost to the individuals or organisations who are assisted. Holme Valley MRT is one of 48 teams that belong to Mountain Rescue England and Wales - who estimate the annual cost of running this service to be around £2.5 million. Throughout the organisation’s history, it has received no regular funding from government or any other official sources - individual teams operate independently and meet their own running costs on a charitable basis by donations from the public.