Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Need a Landrover

by Mark Reeves Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team (LLMRT) is one of the busiest volunteer teams in the UK, with 96 rescues last year carried out on Snowdon and the surrounding mountains. They have rescued climbers, walker, paragliders and mountain bikers over the past year. Despite being one of the busiest teams in the UK, LLMRT is probably one of the last mountain rescue teams not to have their own dedicated transport, instead relying on the members own cars and landrovers to respond to those in distress. The team runs entirely on donations from the public, and is reliant on your continued support. The team want to purchase a suitably equipped Landrover and pay for the running cost of the vehicle. In order to do this the team need to raise somewhere in the order of £30,000. The team is the first point of call for the police when someone gets into trouble in the mountains surrounding Snowdon, and covers cliffs like Dinas Cromlech, Cryn Las, Lliwedd, Cloggy, the slate quarries, as well as all the major footpaths and ridges up Snowdon, including Crib Coch. These are some of the most popular and important crags, mountains walks and scrambles in the UK.You never know when you might need to call on them, and remember every little helps and no donation is too small or large. If you can help please send your cheques made payable to: Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team to Kath Wills, The Old Stables, Snowdon Street, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4HE. You can help further if you choose to sign a gift aid declaration, allowing the team to claim a further 28 p for every pound you donate. A declaration form can be downloaded at here. For further information on the team and gift aid you can visit their website at: llanberismountainrescue.co.uk.