|The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team was formed in 1983 to address a need when three serious (one fatal) accidents occurred locally in quick succession. The founding members of the team while seeking first-aid support and training, contacted the Irish Red Cross Society, and recognising the merits of such a connection, became a branch of the society.||
|Today our purpose is to provide a 24 hour 365 day search and rescue service for the Wicklow & Dublin upland areas. A task we perform on a volunteer bases in partnership with the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team. We also provide assistance to other neighbouring teams as required.|
|In 2012 after many years of effort we opened our purpose built rescue base in Kilafin, near Laragh, County Wicklow. The base has become our permanent home and an asset that greatly enhances our ability to provide our search and rescue service.|
At approximately 13:20hrs both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to assist a solo walker on Djouce mountain. The woman was descending the mountain when she became disorientated in cloud. On realising that she had lost her way, the woman took shelter and called for help.
Mountain Rescue personnel established communications with the woman, and advised that she retrace her steps back to the summit cairn. Visibility soonRead more ...