Aled Treharne on August 21st, 2009

I can’t remember my first Mountain Rescue job. I remember a search for a missing person while I was still training, but it’s lost in a blur of memories of trying to work out how to search for a missing person. I remember my first casualty, having chased her over the mountain all night, giving […]

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Aled Treharne on August 14th, 2009

7pm and our incident controller approaches us as we’re taking kit off the Landrover. “There’s been reports of a casualty across the road. I’m going to be staying here for better comms.” We all nod and head off. I grab the radio I’ve got and call in to get a radio check and I’ve barely […]

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Aled Treharne on June 27th, 2009

I am fairly seriously pissed off at the moment. Every organisation has its own internal politics – it’s just how life is. Some play power games, some want money, some build empires, and some just want to get on with the job. Politics in voluntary organisations can be particularly bad – it’s not that surprising […]

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Aled Treharne on May 21st, 2009

Part of being in Mountain Rescue is the commitment. The commitment to carry a pager with you and respond when you can, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, every single day of the year. Even Christmas day. Wherever I go, the pager goes. It goes on vibrate sometimes, other times it even goes […]

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Aled Treharne on May 20th, 2009

It’s cold. I’m just recovering from the flu and still feeling a bit naff, but when the pager goes off I don’t hesitate and jump into my Discovery and plough through the snow. I stop at base and we’re told that the road to the RV is closed to all bar 4×4’s. Both team Landrovers […]

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Aled Treharne on April 8th, 2009

We found her sitting in amongst the trees. It was strange really, she was well prepared, but it was all just very strange. We’d been called at about 1700 to search for a missing person near Swansea. I was at base quickly enough and once I was changed, I got the second vehicle ready to […]

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Aled Treharne on February 2nd, 2009

It’s been snowing steadily for the last few hours and there’s now a good covering on the ground and on the roads. The main roads were OK on the way back to the house but as soon as I started heading into the Aber valley the roads were pretty bad – I only just managed […]

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Aled Treharne on February 1st, 2009

Watching TV? Relaxing? I’m checking my kit. It’s that time of year where wet thigns don’t dry so well and so I’m making sure that my kit is all set. But I have a reason for it. This is the view of the UK according to the Met Office this evening. Those areas not in […]

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Aled Treharne on January 11th, 2009

Mountain rescue is very enjoyable, but we’re occasionally reminded of how dangerous the job is. We had one incident last year and it seems as though the north Wales teams had a tough time of it last night with 8 team members injured in a successful attempt to rescue two injured climbers from the slopes […]

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Aled Treharne on December 30th, 2008

Back in August, I wrote about the project that’s underway to redo the team website. Mainly because I’ve been very busy with other things in life, very little progress has been made up until about a week ago. Last week I left Wales on Christmas Eve to head down to Sean’s in Hertfordshire and found […]

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