Lomond is one of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in Scotland. Assisting walkers and climbers for fifty years, since its foundation in 1967. Covering an area of over 1000 square miles in one of the most popular mountain areas of Scotland. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park sees two million visitors a year, 60,000 walkers annually attempt the West Highland Way and Ben Lomond itself has over 30,000 walkers and climbers. As a charity Lomond MRT depends entirely on fundraising to maintain its first class service.
While the Team receives an essential contribution towards its running costs from the Scottish Executive, it predominantly relies on the generosity of companies and individuals at numerous fund raising events to help maintain its vital equipment, high training standards and annual running costs.