The team did joint training with the Scottish Cave Rescue Organisation on 7 July 2019, visiting the Cave of the Liar in Applecross. We exchanged know-how on rigging techniques and got to know some of the systems used by the SCRO.
The team’s first training with the new Agusta Westland 189, call-sign Rescue 151, was held at Torridon on 27 April 2019. The training included familiarisation with the new helicopter, winching and hi-lines.
April’s training was on the Beinn Eighe ridge, practising short-roping and moving together in wintry conditions over the Black Carls and along to Spidean Coire nan Clach.