2023: 51 Callouts | 2022: 61 Callouts

About Us

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is one of nearly 50 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.

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 most Wednesday evenings and on a number of weekends through the year.

None of the Team is paid for their mountain rescue activities and the Team must raise around £42,000 a year to fund itself.

Join the team

Applications can be made to join the team in a support role (Operational Support) or as a hill going (Search and Rescue) member.

Applications for either role can be made at any time. Intakes for Operational Support members occur at various times of the year. There is one annual intake for Search and Rescue normally each September.

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