Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is one of the fifty or so mountain rescue teams that exist in the upland areas of the United Kingdom.
The Team is made up of around 50 men and women, from all walks of life, who are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week to go to the help of people missing or injured on the North Yorks Moors in the North East of England. We are also trained to back up the professional emergency services in weather related incidents such as flooding, heavy snowfalls and in disasters such as plane crashes.
In the Team at present we have salesmen and students, engineers and electricians, doctors and policemen, teachers and retired people to name but a few. All have a background in the outdoors whether as walkers, mountain bikers, mountaineers or climbers and all dedicate a lot of their time into their mountain rescue training and incidents.
None of the Team is paid for their mountain rescue activities and the Team must raise around £25000 a year to fund itself.
In order to be prepared for the wide range of incidents that the Team is called to deal with during a normal year, its members train regularly every Wednesday evening and on a number of weekends through the year.