Geoff Lachlan, Dave Sedgwick, Brian Tregaskis and Belford staff were great support on and off the hill and Dr David Syme then medical doctor to the mountain rescue committee was tremendous support in supporting trials of new kit to me and Glencoe MRT with a view to making them standard MR issues if worthy. Also no article would be complete without acknowledging the tremendous support from within BASP from Dr Ian MacLaren consultant in A/E Monklands and the late Dr John Scott London HEMS both who encouraged and trained me over the years. In particular "the doc" Ian Maclaren who was huge support and always there at the end of the phone for a debrief after a difficult resuscitation.
While this Q/A represents my own time in mountain rescue, it would be possible to interview any of the members of GMRT or indeed any MR team and compile an equal storyline of adventure and misadventure. This just happens to be mine and it is not unique. A rescue team is exactly that, a team of individuals coming together and working to help persons in distress. Everyone in a team is of value and contributes to this common goal. I would like to pay particular thanks to the two leaders of GMRT who I had the pleasure of working with in my time. In particular John Greive who took over from Hamish (big boots to fill) in the early 1990's and at a time when the team had some of the biggest searches and busiest years in its history. A leader from the front who would not shirk from the dangers of the mountains or from being an advocate for the rights of those needing help, be it their right to pursue the sport they love with freedom or their privacy if things went wrong.