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.
22.10.16: Rescue work
In the morning a hiker fell on a trail by Altenberg in very slippery conditions, injuring her ankle. After the first supply we transported him with a rescue stretcher to the next forrest road and handed him over to a rescue van of the Red Cross Mürzzuschlag. 11 MRT members of our local branch, an alpine police man and the Red Cross were involved. See pictures.
12.10.16: Operation at Rax Reissthalersteig
Nightly search mission in the area of the "Reissthalersteig" at Rax in winter conditions. The mountaineer has been rescued unharmed. Three Alpine-Policemen and 16 mountain rescue men were involved. The fire brigade Kapellen/Mürz provided for the transport. See Report (in German) and Pictures.
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.