On Saturday, 25th of February, our volunteers were training at a local rock face upskilling on techniques when working in exposed areas. The training session was an opportunity for some of our new members to get an understanding of the technical kit we use and some of the more experienced members to refresh themselves, so we can efficiently apply our rope skills during rescue situations. In particular, the team concentrated on three point anchors for belays and abseiling techniques.

On Sunday 26th February, we received the 10th callout of the year; the team was alerted by Forth Valley Police Division to an incident on Beinn nan Eachan near Killin. The casualty took a slip, resulting in lower limb injuries. Two members of the team were airlifted by HM Coast Guard helicopter and deployed on the hillside along with the paramedic to assess the casualties injuries.

Subsequently, the casualty was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. The two members deployed walked down to meet the rest of the team who were awaiting to assist if needed. Thankfully, the casualty has made a good recovery, and the team wish them well.

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