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Welcome to Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team


Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team operates in the Brecon Beacons National Park incorporating Pen y Fan the highest point in southern Britain as well as the beautiful waterfalls of Ystradfellte, and Cardiff, Caerphilly and Newport. We have been supporting the communities of Mid and South Wales since 1963.

We are a voluntary organisation responsible for covering the central section of the Brecon Beacons including South Wales’ highest mountain, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du as well as the Ystradfellte waterfalls. The Team trains regularly, and is made up of unpaid volunteers, who give up their time to help those that need us.

Central Beacons MRT is called out by the police and our volunteers are alerted using SARCALL Incident Management Platform Further messages then inform members of where and what the incident is. Rescuers will respond to the incident either from our Base in Merthyr or directly to the location of the RV.

Covering so much more than just mountains, our area of operation includes Cardiff, Newport and the South Wales valleys. We also work closely with other mountain rescue teams in West and Mid Wales and across the English border. We are all unpaid volunteers, responding to 999 emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in any weather. We rely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.

We also have a Flood rescue team including Swift Water Rescue Technicians and Water First Responders we have attended flooding incidents across our operational area.

CBMRT callout with HM Coastguard Helicopter

Latest  Call Outs & News…

This evening (Thursday), team members took time to join our colleagues from other emergency services in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, in support of White Ribbon Day organised by Cwm Taf Unison. #whiteribbon recognises the ongoing campaign to eradicate violence against females and as a team we are happy to show our support. ... See MoreSee Less
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Update | Richard’s paddle board challenge Thank you to everyone that supported and donated to team member Richard’s birthday paddle board challenge. A huge thank you goes to Just Perfect Catering who donated a defibrillator to Central Beacons MRT after seeing Richard’s campaign on social media. Last week Richard met with the team at The Brecon Beacons View Tearooms to thank them for their kind and generous donation. ... See MoreSee Less
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As a 999 Service our vehicles are equipped with blue lights & sirens for those incidents that require us to respond accordingly. See below for some advice from our South Wales Police colleagues on how to react to the presence of emergency service vehicles on the road. ... See MoreSee Less
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Callout: Our 2nd callout today came not long after being back from the 1st.Another visit for us to BikePark Wales to a rider with hip/pelvis injuries after he’d come off his bike. One of our casualty carer medics, team doctor and team members worked with a Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust crew to get the male on board ambulance for journey to hospital.Once again we’re grateful to the initial response and help provided by Bike Park First Responders. We hope the injury isn’t a serious one and we wish him a full, speedy recovery. After a busy Saturday afternoon, fingers are crossed for a quiet night. ... See MoreSee Less
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Callout:A brief outing for us today to the Neuadd valley assisting our Brecon Mountain Rescue Team colleagues dealing with a lady who’d taken a tumble on Jacobs ladder near Pen y Fan and sustained head and facial injuries. A small team from the Brecon side of the valley made contact with the lady and evacuated her to the Neuadd road where we were waiting with an ambulance from Welsh Ambulance Services NHS TrustOnce assessed by the WAST crews she was transported by a friend to hospital and we wish her a full, speedy recovery. ... See MoreSee Less
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Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team covers South, Mid and West Wales, Central area of the Brecon Beacons, incorporating Pen y Fan, and the Ystradfellte waterfalls, Cardiff, Caerphilly, the Valleys and Newport.