"Mountain rescuers require not only technical skills but also expert first aid training. Perhaps today it is hard to believe that in the 1960s there was no recognised first aid specialist training until Dr Ieuan Jones Senior, Accident Officer in the Bangor C&A hospital created a course that would train lay people throughout the UK. Ieuan had gained experience when dealing with severe back injuries in the mines near Mansfield; later his skills helped to save life in the Gulf War. He did more to save life than any person I know.'
This Friday, Barbara James describes the early years of mountain rescue in North Wales and pays tribute to the unique qualities of Dr Ieuan Jones who played a central role in the development of the rescue service in North Wales.