Sergeant Peter Lorrain-Smith is browsing in a book shop when his phone suddenly rings with the police control room on the other end.
Hidden up in the rugged and rural north, the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team are as much a part of the landscape as the rocky crags they protect. Philippa Gerrard was allowed through the snow gates for a closer look at life on the hill
Rescuers abseiled down the UK’s highest mountain to take to safety a lone climber stuck on the north-east side of Ben Nevis.
A young couple had an unexpected number of guests at their wedding when a helicopter landed to help an injured hill climber.
Mountain rescue teams have been deployed to search a missing hill walker in the Cairngorms.
Three exhausted hill walkers had to be rescued after they under-estimated how gruelling their hike would be.
Two trapped walkers were airlifted today from a freezing gully on a Scottish mountain.
A shortage in the number of search and rescue dogs available for use in emergency situations in the hills has led to a call for more mountaineers to take up the challenge.
A disorientated and exhausted snowboarder survived sub-zero temperatures, snow storms and 40mph winds on top of a Scottish mountain by huddling together with his dog.
A man has died in hospital after being rescued from a Highland mountain.
Two climbers are being treated in hospital after they were rescued after going missing.
Two climbers missing in Glencoe following an avalanche have been found.
Drone footage shot by Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team has highlighted a heroic rescue by its members who abseiled 100 metres down a cliff face to rescue two stranded climbers.
Tributes have flooded in for two well-known climbers who died after a fall on Scotland’s most northerly Munro mountain.
Rescue teams have found a hillwalker who was reported missing in "appalling" weather conditions this evening - but their condition remains unknown.
Three mountain rescue teams sent to Cairngorms in ‘appalling’ weather after reports of injured climber
Three mountain rescue teams have been dispatched to deal with an incident in the Cairngorms in “appalling weather conditions” this afternoon.
A helicopter has airlifted an injured climber who fell in the Cairngorms.
A climber has spoken of his relief after surviving a terrifying plunge down a perilous mountain face in the Cairngorms.
A 52-year-old woman has died after a massive rescue operation on a Highland mountain yesterday.
A major search has been launched for a missing Aberdeenshire man.
Coastguard chiefs are to meet mountain rescuers who condemned the “casual disregard” for their safety over the use of helicopters in search operations.
A leading figure in Scottish mountain rescue has backed claims that team members are being treated as “expendable”.
Two walkers missing in the Cairngorms were criticised by rescuers for “not having a scooby” after they were found in appalling conditions with winds gusting to 100mph.
A pair of hillwalkers have been found "safe and well" this evening after spending around nine hours lost in the Cairngorms.
VIDEO: This missing walker had a lucky escape on Ben Nevis after a rescue helicopter reversed into a gully during a storm to save him
A missing walker was lucky to be rescued on Ben Nevis last night after he became stranded wearing all-black and with only the light from his mobile phone.
Mountain rescue teams across Scotland are being given access to a 24-hour support programme to help them cope with traumatic incidents.
Mountain rescuers hit out after launching a search for a walker who had sunburn.
Rescuers have recovered an expensive drone lost five months ago in the search for a missing hillwalker who plunged 1,600ft to his death on Ben Nevis.
Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team were called to action three times in 12 hours this weekend.
As winter finally appears to be behind us, mountain rescuers pay tribute to the 10 people who lost their life on the hills
Ten people died on Scotland’s hills in the first three months as the mountains experienced some of the best snow cover in years, official figures have recorded.
Mountain rescuers have found the body of a north hillwalker killed in a suspected avalanche with his brother and dog on a Highland mountain six weeks ago.
Walker called ‘incredibly stupid’ by mountain rescue team after he tried to scale Ben Nevis in work boots
A walker has been blasted as “incredibly stupid” by rescuers after he called for help trying to scale in thick snow and ice the UK’s highest mountain in work boots.