Training in Scotland
explained on the Homepage, training
was conducted in Scotland with the result of press interest
in Edinburgh and Glen Coe. The training involved one week in
the Cairngorm Mountains which included snow and ice techniques
as well as cross country skiing. Teams stayed in Grantown-on-Spey
during this week at the Ben Mhor Hotel and Ardenbeg
Outdoor Centre. The Teams then moved to Kinlochleven in
Glen Coe to conduct training with the Glen Coe Mountain Rescue
Team. This included the use of helicopters from the Royal Navy
Search and Rescue organisation.
support from the MOD ensured that the joint exercise in Scotland
was able to proceed. The result was that mutual understanding
between the Russian and British Teams was able to be established.
This will ensure that the planned Expedition in Siberia will
from ORT, NTV, RTR and ITAR-TASS have visited Glen Coe on Tuesday
13 February 2001 to report on a joint exercise between EMERCOM
and the Glen Coe Mountain Rescue Team. This exercise will be
supported by Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopters. This
exercise was also covered by Scottish TV (STV) and ITN as well
as the local Scottish press.
On the last week of excercises several climbs have been done
by joint teams of Brittish soldiers, Russian Emercom members
and Glen Coe MRT members. During the excercises the MRT, RLC,
Emercom and Navy Seeking helicopters have been working together
on elements of mountain rescuring. On Friday 17th the MRT invited
everyone for the final party at the Clacheig Inn.
On February 18th the teams left Glen Coe back to Edinbourgh.
here to see more pictures from the visit.
More news is coming ...
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