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VOOM Nutrition has announced an exciting partnership with the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in promoting safety and well-being in outdoor adventure sports.

 



Lochaber, renowned for its stunning landscapes and challenging terrain, attracts outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe. However, with its rugged beauty comes inherent risks, and the dedicated volunteers of the LMRT Team play a vital role in ensuring the safety of adventurers exploring the region. 

 

On the launch of the partnership team member James said "With over 130 call-outs per year, we’re often out in the mountains long hours where keeping fed and hydrated can be a struggle. Partnering with VOOM, we’re looking forward to to using their products to keep hydrated and energised on the hill. The protein RecoverFudge is already a great hit!”

 

What do Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team do?

 

At the request of the police, LMRT attend incidents that are remote from the road side and/or where the normal emergency services are unable to operate. These rescues vary from climbers stuck on the sheer North Face of Ben Nevis, to canoeists stuck in inaccessible gorges.

 

 

We attend rescues day or night, 365 days of the year and in all weather conditions;

 

We cover Ben Nevis, a mountain enjoyed by a wide variety of visitors, from winter and summer climbers of all abilities, to first-time mountain walkers who may never climb another hill. The Mountain Path on Ben Nevis is used by 70000 – 100000 people a year and is in constant use by tourists, regular hill-walkers, runners, charity fundraisers, and descending climbers. It provides a steady stream of casualties suffering everything from minor sprains to serious and fatal injuries.

 

LMRT does not only help climbers and hill walkers, although this is the main group who are assisted. We will attend any incident where casualties are in a remote area or in an inaccessible location that requires rope-work to extricate them.

 

 

 

The number of incidents LMRT attends has been increasing year on year to the current level of between 80 and 100 rescues per year. Some of the larger searches, in areas such as Knoydart, may take many days at a time; with up to 100 personnel being involved including members of other rescue teams drafted in to help.

 

Why do they do what they do?

 

 

"We are all keen outdoor enthusiasts who understand that no matter how fit, experienced or well-equipped you are, things can always go wrong. We know that mountain rescue volunteers often provide the only chance of rescue for those lost, injured or stuck in remote or inaccessible locations."

 

 

Our Support


We are a brand that is committed to promoting active lifestyles through high-quality nutrition, and we recognise the importance of supporting organisations like the LMRT. By providing product support we aim to bolster the team's efforts in safeguarding outdoor enthusiasts and maintaining the integrity of Lochaber's natural environment.

 

For ourselves, this partnership represents a meaningful way to give back to the outdoor community and support those who dedicate themselves to ensuring the safety of others.

 

Your Support

LMRT really appreciate any donation you can make or raise, and you can be assured that any money they receive will contribute towards their efforts to save lives.

Their preferred way to receive donations is just giving. This is the simplest way to donate and if you are a UK Tax payer we will also receive Gift Aid on your donation. Simply click on the Just Giving link and follow the instructions to donate securely.

To donate, please click here.

 

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