On the last weekend in March, members of the Glen Team had an opportunity to take part in Heli training with the Air Corps AW139 helicopter. Members went through entering and exiting procedures as well as learning about the 139’s capabilities. Thank you to the members of the Air Corps for helping in arranging this training for the team.
On Sunday the 16th, members of the Glen Team had an opportunity to take part in familiarisation training with the Coast Guards new Rescue 116 S92 helicopter. We were given a full run down on it’s capabilities and what it will mean for us to work with this powerful and well equipped new addition to search & rescue in Ireland. Thank you to the members of the Coast Guard who helped in arranging this training for us.
Members of the Bray Strollers Hillwalking Club recently called into our base to present the Glen Team with a cheque for €780 which had been raised by their membership on our behalf. Thank you to all your members for showing your support of our team in this way, it is very much appreciated, especially when received from fellow members of the Mountain community.
Pat Falvey, One of Irelands most renowned Mountaineer’s was invited by Robert and Sandra Power (Glen Team Personnel) to come and visit our base in Trooperstown, Co. Wicklow. Seamus Holden and Christian Clotworty were responsible for giving Pat a tour of the facilities available to us and explained all the work that went into making the base a reality and gave him an insight into the history of the Glen Team. Pat was truly impressed with the commitment from the team in making this dream a reality and expressed his thanks for the opportunity to come see the base for himself. To check out photo of the event click on Pat Falvey Visit
Members of the Glen Team travelled to Scotland to spend 3 days in the Cairngorms where they got to practice good winter skills in the snow covered mountains. Here are some photo’s of the team in training. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.742382769114102.1073741842.116614671690918&type=1&comment_id=85489934&offset=0&total_comments=4¬if_t=photo_album_comment
The Wet and Wild Sports Club had a great response to the table quiz they held in the Panti Bar on Wednesday night for both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and Gayswitchboard ireland! On behalf of the Glen Team we would like to thank them for choosing us as one of their charities on the night. If you would like to find out more about the Wet and Wild Sports Club then check out
- Wet and Wild Sports Club.
Interesting development for mountain rescue teams around Ireland http://www.maireadmcguinness.ie/2014/02/17/2166/
The Glen Team would like to congratulate Gen Ward of the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team on her appointment as Team Leader and wish Chris England happy retirement from the role as he steps down after a busy few years as TL.