In Her Shoes

Ann Fitzpatrick, 40, mountain rescuer.

31st March, 2012
In Her Shoes
Ann Fitzpatrick: 'I was the second woman in Ireland to be team leader of a rescue team.' Photo: Clive Williamson

I'm with the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team for 11 years. I have also worked in the Wicklow Mountains National Park for 11 years, seven of which I've been a Wildlife Ranger.

I was the second woman in Ireland to be team leader of a rescue team, from 2006-2009.

The first call-out I ever dealt with as a team leader was a Dutch couple in Glendalough where the girl fell to her death. It was a...

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