Facts & Figures

The table below contains the official number of incidents, man hours, use of helicopter and average callout duration for the past 5 years. You should not draw any conclusions about the team from this table in regards to the ability of the team, the terrain the team covers or the ability of the walkers/climbers in that area.

STATS 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
CALLOUTS 25 35 40 29 34
NUMBER OF MAN HOURS 671 1346.14 1631.52 766.41 982.28
AVERAGE CALLOUT DURATION 2.32 3.15 4.06 2.54 2.21
HELICOPTER USED (NOT USED) 7 (18) 11 (24) 23 (17) 9 (20) 6 (28)

Essential Facts

  • Mourne MRT was formed in 1962
  • We are the busiest team in Northern Ireland
  • Our main operational area covers ca 80 sq. miles (Mourne Mountains)
  • We have an operational strength of c. 35 (including trainee members)
  • We run a fleet of 2 vehicles, and an operational control & support unit
  • We attend approximately 30-35 team call outs per year
  • We have good connections with the local community and links to wider, national groups associated with mountain rescue activity