Founded in 1966, Kerry Mountain Rescue is an entirely voluntary 24-hour emergency service organisation covering the south west of Ireland, principally the peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh and Dingle.
The team consists of 35 men and women who undertake emergency rescues of people lost or injured while walking and hiking in the mountain ranges of the south west.
All members are active and accomplished mountaineers and have collectively climbed some of the world’s highest mountains ranges including the Alps, Himalayas, Alaska, and Africa.
A remit of the Irish Coast Guard this 24 hour rescue service is funded by state funds and public donations.
Check out this Kerry Mountain Rescue video.
The role of Kerry Mountain Rescue has changed greatly over the years and are know called upon to assist in a diverse range of incidents including Missing Person Search and Severe Weather Response. Further information about Kerry Mountain Rescue can be found on their website www.kerrymountainrescue.ie
A special donation to The Kerry Mountain Rescue Team will be made from The Killarney Walking Festival.