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The Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team have discovered a break-in at their base – and a number of items have been stolen

The team, which is a registered charity, broke the news on their Facebook page. It’s thought that the break-in took place on Tuesday night into Wednesday, and the alarm was raised by a local neighbour. Items stolen include:

  • An ICOM team radio in a yellow pouch and with a karabiner
  • A Karrimor Jaguar rucksack (black and grey)
  • Red parachute flares
  • Dell laptop in laptop bag
  • Army rations
  • Bottles of whisky

Donald MacRae, Team Leader for DMRT, said: “Any break-in is disappointing, however, breaking in and stealing rescue equipment is very sad. The timeline of this event was narrowed as we were involved in a rescue on Tuesday evening and were in the base then. The following day, our neighbour noticed our roller door was open.” The neighbouring premises – the Joint Services Hut – was also raided at the same time, and the team is aware of similar break-ins in the local area.

The Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team base

An MRT radio

The team asks that if anyone is offered or finds any of these items, or saw anyone acting suspiciously around the Dundonnell base over the night of Tuesday/Wednesday (29-30 August), then please report it to Police Scotland by calling 101 and stating reference R047933.

This team of 35 volunteers operates in a huge area of mountainous country, some of the most remote in the UK. The DMRT’s patch covers classic hillwalking and backpacking terrain such as Stac Pollaidh, Glen Affric, An Teallach and Ben Wyvis. Further information about the DMRT and its activities can be found on the team’s website: http://www.dmrt.org.uk

Images property of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team