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Kintail MRT thank supporters for help with new vehicle


By Rachel Smart

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The team with the new vehicle. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Facebook
The team with the new vehicle. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Facebook

Kintail Mountain Rescue team has announced it has a new control vehicle, dubbed as the Kintail Sprinter.

This Mercedes 4x4 has been converted to allow the team to operate more modern communications systems which we they increasingly rely on. It also allows them to carry a stretcher in relative comfort.

Inside the Kintail Sprinter. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Facebook
Inside the Kintail Sprinter. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Facebook

The vehicle was funded through a mix of existing team funds, an anonymous donation through Scottish Mountain Rescue, multiple donations from various supporters and a grant from SSE. The vehicle was kitted out by specialist converters, Lyndon Systems.

Commenting on social media, a spokesperson for Kintail Mountain Rescue said: “The new vehicle has been used on our recent days providing medical cover on both the Dirty 30 and Highland Cross and we’re pleased to report it’s performing as we had hoped.

“We are grateful for all our supporters for their help.”

The new vehicle on the road. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Facebook
The new vehicle on the road. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Facebook

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