Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News

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A busy early summer for the team with 17 call outs during June and July. These included three call outs to assist the Oldham team, one of which was a missing person search, and two which were to help with injured walkers.

The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in a quiet April, with just four call outs; however as more exercise was permitted in May call outs rose rapidly, with 10 call outs through the month.

Mountain Rescue teams in both England and Wales are anticipating an increase in callouts as lockdown regulations are eased. This is already an issue in England with the changes announced on Sunday, and teams are aware that it could come later in Wales if the situation changes.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) has issued another statement concerning COVID-19, asking people to continue to exercise close to home.

Mountain Rescue England and Wales has issued a statement in advance of the Easter weekend, emphasising the Government's meesage to only exercise in your local area.

February 2020 was a busy month for the team, with eight callouts in total. March also started off relatively busy, but call outs dropped off as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown kicked-in and people followed the local-exercise only guidance. Three call outs were received during March.

The following statement has been released by Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) in relation to COVID-19 which includes actions that HVMRT is following.

During a recent training session the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team was able to express our thanks to Portcullis Site Services and OSA Door Parts who between them provided the team with new vehicle doors completely free of charge, following a ram raid incident earlier in the year which damaged two of our four vehicle bay doors.

Gift ideas from HVMRT

Give the gift of Mountain Rescue...

We have a number of items which would make good Birthday presents or day-to-day gifts:

Rescue Rides

July 2021: Starts and finishes at our HQ in Marsden

Our Rescue Rides fundraiser offers five rides to choose from; they include road and MTB routes plus a family route. Whatever your ability, if you have a bike we have a route that you will enjoy...

Unfortunately Rescue Rides 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Us

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team

By post:
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire HD7 6EY

Email enquiries: info@holmevalleymrt.org.uk
Team secretary: secretary@holmevalleymrt.org.uk
Media enquiries: media@holmevalleymrt.org.uk