Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team leader interviewed for Inside Yorkshire series

Pete Roe.

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team leader Pete Roe is the subject of the latest interview for the Inside Yorkshire Podcast series.

Pete Roe has several decades of experience rescuing people and animals in distress.

Pete explains that there is so much involved in coordinating the teams of people involved, more than would be expected and each event is unique.

He gives a clear and detailed account of what is involved when there is a call out and also some amusing tales of unusual rescues he has been involved in, including one in which the team were called out to rescue Gandalf!

Pete is an avid cave explorer, caving being a way of life for him since his brother introduced him to the sport at the age of 11.

That breadth of experience over the years has proven to be extremely useful when involved in underground rescues.

When he was first involved with the mountain rescue team he was the only volunteer in Swaledale; now he is a rescue leader, sharing his experience and expertise with a much expanded group of people who give up their precious time to assist those in distress.

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) is a registered charity which provides a mountain and cave rescue service within the Swaledale and Wensleydale areas of North Yorkshire.

The team is made up of a group of highly trained volunteers who are available to be called out for a variety of land based search and rescue operations, any time day or night.

SMRT provide a 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service.

The Inside Yorkshire podcast can be listened to via the podcast player on the www.insideyorkshire.co.uk website.

It is hosted by Susan Baty-Symes who is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and on social media.

Contact can be made with Susan by email susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk