On Saturday we had our 3rd sheep rescue in the last year. We were contacted by a local farmer to lower a sheep trapped from ledge above Swiss Valley, Glencar. We decided to use the exercise as training and sent a five man team. On arrival at the cliff top we set-up anchors with hedgehogs. Two members abseiled to the ledge where the unfortunate sheep had been residing for the past two weeks. Secured animal with slings. Then working together abseiled to below. The two members were then assisted by the farmer to bring the sheep off the steep ground into the Swiss Valley and then to road. The remaining team dismantled the system, carried all the gear back to the Van  and picked up other team members and returned to base. Job done, farmer happy and the sheep happier.




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