Former commando sniper and TV presenter Aldo Kane helps with Ben Nevis rescue

Former Royal Marines sniper, Aldo Kane, left, with Wayne Auton. Mr Auton was the Advanced Paramedic from the EMRS helicopter and is also a former Royal Marine Commando. Photograph: LMRT NO F45 Aldo Kane 01

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Former Royal Marines sniper and adventure show TV presenter Aldo Kane has been praised for helping mountain rescue personnel with an emergency on Ben Nevis.

After a 20-year stint in the military, Mr Kane started working as a stunt co-ordinator on Hollywood movies before fronting adventure documentaries with the likes of Tom Hardy and Steve Backshall.

Mr Kane, who originally hails from Kilwinning, south-west of Glasgow, was in Lochaber recently when he came to the aid of an injured walker on Britain’s highest mountain.

In a post on its Facebook page, Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team singled Mr Kane out for thanks.

‘Recently we were called out to a mid-day incident in Steall Gorge. The team was faced with a seriously injured casualty, using a lot of our resources. Whilst evacuation was taking place, CG R151 [Coast Guard helicopter] and the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) were on standby in Glen Nevis,’ said the team.

‘At this point we received another call for an injured walker high up on Ben Nevis, around the corner 4 area. It was decided R151 would transport the casualty, along with consultants from EMRS, to hospital in Glasgow.

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‘Meanwhile the EMRS helicopter lifted specialist retrieval practitioner, ex-bootneck [slang for a marine] Wayne and two team members onto the Ben.

‘This is the first time team members have been transported by EMRS and it was a huge help to us, which we are very grateful for.

‘The team located the casualty at half way and found that they had been carried down by another ex-bootneck, Aldo Kane.

‘Obviously not everyone is capable of carrying a person down the path by themselves, but Aldo went above and beyond and saved considerable extra team resources which would have been taken up for a stretcher carry. Thanks Aldo!’

Only a few weeks later, the team was faced with an almost identical callout at the same place in the gorge, only this time it was at night.



Former Royal Marines sniper Aldo Kane, left, with Wayne Auton. Mr Auton was the Advanced Paramedic from the EMRS helicopter and is also a former Royal Marine Commando. Photograph: LMRT

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