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News Archive - Jan 2014

The Gathering 2014 – two months out


Form the 12th to the 14th September over 300 mountain rescue team members from across the United Kingdom and Ireland are attending at their bi-ennial conference in Aviemore.

Local Outdoor Activity Company discounts prices for conference goers


Aviemore based company G2 Outdoor, providers of a wide range of outdoor activities offer significant discounts for attendees of the UK & Ireland Mountain Rescue Conference.

St John Scotland Supports UK & Ireland Conference


St John Scotland a Scottish charity dedicated to medical and rescue activities has committed to support the UK and Ireland Conference in September 2014. The conference comes to Scotland once every 8 years and is a major event in the diary of mountain rescuers.

Promotional Film Launched


A promotional film for the UK & Ireland Mountain Rescue Conference was released today, 25 April 2014. The special film which shows conference highlights: training venues, workshop topics, accommodation and a taster of the Friday night talk from Andy Kirkpatrick was made by Aviemore based film maker Kirk Watson.

6 Months to go


In less than 6 months 300 delegates will convene for the UK & Ireland Mountain Rescue Conference, The Gathering 2014 in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Half of the spaces are spoken for and people are booking every day. Preparations are going exceptionally well.

ISC Ltd sign up as Gold Sponsors of the Mountain Rescue Gathering 2014


We are delighted to announce that ISC Ltd have signed up as Gold sponsors for the Mountain Rescue Conference, 2014.

UK & Ireland MR conference places half sold


Three months after places went on sale and six months before the conference takes place: approximately half of the places at the UK & Ireland MR conference are sold.

Conference brochure released


A promotional brochure for the UK & Ireland MR conference was released today. Conference Chairman Jonathan Hart said “we’re very pleased with this document which gives a snapshot of the conference, briefly outlining the active learning opportunities and also gives us an opportunity to promote the companies that are sponsoring the event.”

Fifth and final workshop track lead confirmed


The Fifth and final track lead is confirmed as Steve Jones.

Track lead for search track confirmed


We are delighted to announce that the track lead for the Search workshops is confirmed as Mark Leyland.

Páramo sign up as a Gold Sponsor


Páramo Ltd. today demonstrated their support to the Mountain Rescue community by signing up as a Gold Sponsor for the Mountain Rescue Conference in September 2014.

A conference to remember, MR Gathering 2014, bookings open 16th December 2014


You have all been to those “death by power point” conferences where experts dazzle you with facts and figures, and slide after slide of text, are you bored with the format? Well here is a conference with a difference, one which will challenge you and allow you to experience the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park whilst fulfilling not only your own and team aims in an active learning environment.

Track leads for human factors workshops confirmed


Track leads for human factors workshops confirmed. Workshops at the UK and Ireland Mountain Rescue conference are organised in 5 tracks: medical, technical land, human factors, search and water. We are delighted to announce that the track lead for the human factors workshops is now confirmed as Jonathan Hart. Jonathan who apparently likes to keep […]

Track lead for Technical Land Rescue workshops confirmed


Track lead for Technical Land Rescue workshops confirmed Workshops at the UK and Ireland Mountain Rescue conference are organised in 5 tracks: medical, human factors, search, water and technical land. We are delighted to announce that the track lead for the technical land subjects is now confirmed as Shaun Roberts. Shaun is the Training Officer […]

Track lead for water based workshops confirmed.


Workshops at the UK and Ireland Mountain Rescue conference are organised in 5 tracks: medical, technical land, human factors, search and water. We are delighted to announce that the track lead for the water subjects is now confirmed as Stuart Johnston.

Keela Announced as a headline sponsor for UK & Irish Mountain Rescue Conference in 2014


Scottish outdoor clothing brand Keela has just revealed that it is an Official (Platinum) Sponsor of the UK & Irish Mountain Rescue Conference 2014 – ‘The Gathering’.

Lead conference organiser appointed


Organisation of the 2014 UK and Ireland Mountain Rescue Conference took a large step forward today with the appointment of Martin McCallum as lead organiser.

Andy Kirkpatrick to make the opening evening address


World famous climber Andy Kirkpatrick, author of best selling book Psychovertical, has agreed to deliver the opening evening address at the UK Mountain Rescue Conference.

Dave MacLeod to run workshops


We are delighted to announce that Dave MacLeod, world class climber based in the Highlands of Scotland will run workshops during the Mountain Rescue conference of 2014.

UK & Irish conference dates decided


The dates for the UK conference in 2014 are now confirmed as 12-14 September. The event will be accommodated in the MacDonald Aviemore Resort in the Highlands of Scotland and for workshops will take advantage of the fantastic surroundings, including the northern corries of the Cairngorms.