Womenclimb recognises the importance that Mountain Rescue volunteers play in ensuring that climbers and hillwalkers are educated and safe when enjoying the outdoors. They are the unsung heroes who ensure that those lost are found and that those in accidents are cared for.
Women are under represented in Mountain Rescue as they are in other outdoor professions and Womenclimb want to encourage more women to see Mountain Rescue as something they can get involved in.
Over the next few months we will be interviewing a few key women in Mountain Rescue to find out what made them get involved, what commitment it takes, and what they get out of being a member of a team. We’ll also let you know how you can find out more and get involved.
Today we catch up with Karen Greene, one of the Wasdale Team’s Doctors to chat about her involvement in the team, the highs and lows and what she gets out of being in the team.