Drones to the Rescue? How Drones are Changing the Landscapeof High Mountain Rescue Efforts


Drone-assisted mountain rescue, PC: studyinternational.comImagine for a moment that you were this unfortunate snowboarder trapped on the side of a cliff for two hours, frightened, cold, and not understanding what’s going to happen next?
Snowboarder trapped on cliff face, PC: dailymailNow imagine how it might feel to be in that same position (yes as frightening as it was!) but also able to see a drone flying next to you, communicating your position to a mountain rescue team, and reassuring you help is on the way! This is the difference in drone-assisted mountain rescues.
Getting caught on the side of a mountain or in an avalanche is every skier’s worst nightmare. With time being the most important variable dictating survival, it’s critical to have a quick rescue response. In the high country of Britain, drone-assisted rescues have taken form, as both the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue started using drones in their rescues. [Read More]


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