Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team run four Land Rover 110 rescue vehicles - 3 standard, and one fully modified to function as an ambulance.
These have been heavily adapted to provide vehicles capable of handling the rigours of rescues.
We have added rock sliders, diff guards and a steering guard to complete the off road spec. A full external roll cage provides protection to the team members in the event of a big roll while working on the Fell tracks.
Electrically we have added a second heavy-duty battery with a split charging system with all extras having been wired into the new battery, leaving the original loom untouched. This enables the vehicle to restart regardless of the demands of the ancillaries. The vehicle batteries are kept topped up ready for use when in base through a mains charging system which does not allow the vehicle to be started whilst charging.
We also added GPS tracking to every vehicle.
A remote controlled search light on the bonnet completes the electrical changes.