Welcome to the local montain rescue team of Mürzzuschlag!
March 8th, 1896 was the key date of the Austrian Montain Rescue. Because of an serious accident on the Rax mountain all members of the mountain clubs decided to build an alpine rescue institution. So called "local sites" has been established, in the same year also the montain rescue team (MRT) of Mürzzuschlag, a member team of the Austrian Montain Rescue. 1906 there were already 173 rescue teams in the Eastern Alps active.
16.9.16: Anniversary celebration
It is one of the oldest mountain rescue unit worldwide, our local branch "Mürzzuschlag", which celebrated its 120 year anniversary last Friday at the winter sport museum in our town. See report (in German) and also follow our "History" link.
3.9.16: Alpine accident at Rax
On Saturday an alpinist had an accident at the climbing route "Rote Schlurze" on the Rax mountain and has broken his ankle. He and his companion has been rescued by the ÖAMTC-Helicopter. Our local team was alerted and in stand by.
24.7.16: Search mission at Schneealpe
Joint search mission of local mountain rescue teams of Neuberg / M. and Mürzzuschlag - Sunday night a search for a missing person of a group of hikers on the Schneealm in Neuberg an der Mürz was successful. See report.
19.7.16: Day of emergency services
On 19.07.2016 the traditional day of the emergency services took place in the Mürzzuschlager city center.
Like every year the Mürzzuschlager mountain rescue was represented with a large team and demonstrated in perfect weather a so called "Kaperbergung" on the North wall of the Winter Sport Museum. After successful recovery of the "fallen climber" and performing first aid from the ground crew he has been handed over to the Red Cross. In doing so the importance of cooperation of rescue, fire department, (Alpine) police and mountain rescue was impressively demonstrated again. See Pictures.
24.6.16: In memoriam
Our Team mourn the death of Tangl Ferdinand I.
On 24.6.16 we had our 1er Ferdl`, how Tangl Ferdinand was lovingly called, accompany on his last journey. Over 60 years, more than half of the age of our local branch, Ferdl was' member of the same. Continue reading (in German).....