Former patient takes part in Ben Nevis rescue

Many of you will have read recently about the amazing rescue of 4 people who were stuck on the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in winter blizzards wearing only trainers and with no proper equipment – not even a map.

The group was stuck on steep ground near the top of the mountain. As we now know, 22 brave members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team set out looking for them in horrendous conditions and managed to not only locate the group but also, with the help of the Inverness Coastguard helicopter, to get them all down safely.

One of the Rescue Team members out that day was a former patient of ours, Jonathan Hart. Jonathan had a left knee arthroscopy and meniscal repair in November 2018 with Professor Mackay, as the wear and tear caused by his active lifestyle, was causing pain. After this latest call-out, Jonathan got in touch to let us know that his knee is feeling great which enabled him to be part of this successful rescue. We are delighted to hear that he is back doing this amazing job and helping to save lives with the rest of the team.

Jonathan who is an HM Coastguard Area Commander received an OBE for his work with the Lochaber MRT in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list. Congratulations from all of us at The Mackay Clinic.

The rescue in horrendous conditions