Office probably provided a Mountain Rescue Post in the area after WW2.
Documents from the mid-1960s record both the post and the team.
However, Morvich was not the base for the team until later. The Kintail
Lodge Hotel and the Catholic Church were amongst benefactors that
provided space to store equipment over the years.
The team has
now been established at Morvich for many years. This site is suitably
located at the north-western extremity of the Five Sisters of
view of the base.
The base at
Morvich currently consists of a building with a garage, a storage area
and a briefing area. Outside is a space for vehicle parking and in the
adjacent field is a hardened area for landing helicopters. As demands
for professionalism from a group of volunteers increase, improvements
in equipment and facilities are unending. Planning is underway for
further improvements to facilities at Morvich.
The command desk. (Briefing room to the
left and garage to the right.)
room was fitted out as a store in about 1985. A large garage and an
equipment room with a command desk were added in the early
If we have a
major job, there may be over 40 people, and their equipment, from 6 or
It is envisaged
that we shall need a drying area, kitchen, showers and a rest area for
when there are long rescues involving substantial deployments over
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