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Rescuers enjoy winter training in Glencoe

Members of the Arran Mountain Rescue Team strayed from their usual training areas recently to hone their skills in somewhat unusual surrounds with fresh challenges.

The annual winter trip, which takes place in February, saw rescuers spending an extended weekend exploring and training in Glencoe, the mountainous Highland area known for its stunning views and home to the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor.

On their first day, the team enjoyed a day of training at the world’s biggest ice climbing wall at the National Ice Climbing Centre, where 500 tonnes of snow and ice are used to create a formidable 12-metre wall that climbers use to practice on.

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