Welcome to the website for North Wales Mountain Rescue Association. Formed in May 1973 the association provides through its member organisations, rescue services across the whole of North Wales. Working in partnership with the North Wales Police (the main organisation calling us out), the Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Fire and Rescue service and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter to provide a volunteer led 24/7 rescue service.
Able to provide a range of rescue activities including searching for people in mountainous and inhospitable terrain, rescue from swift and flood waters and searching for vulnerable people missing from home (oh and the occasional animal rescue), the association brings together a number of different independent teams from across the region. All of its members are unpaid volunteers, willing to turn out in all weathers at any time of day to help those in need.
From Aberdyfi Search and Rescue team in the south, to South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team, then Aberglasyn Mountain Rescue Team, onto Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation and North East Wales Search and Rescue. These are the dedicated mountain civilian teams. The association also has other teams which provide expertise including the Search and Rescue Dogs association (Wales), North Wales Cave Rescue association and the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team. All these organisations form the basis for North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.
In our turn we also are part of the Mountain Rescue England and Wales, the representative organisation for the whole of Mountain Rescue in England and Wales.
All teams are independent organisations in their own right but have agreed to come together to provide support and assistance for all its members. Running joint training, developing common rescue systems and sharing knowledge and skills to increase the capabilities of all.