Polska pomoc


Development of Chornohora mountain rescue station

The aim of the project was to lay the foundation for the first high-mountain rescue station in Ukraine on the Pip Ivan mountain (2 028 m above sea level in the Chornohora mountain range) in the Eastern Carpathians. As a result of the works carried out between 2016 and 2017 rooms were adapted to fit the needs of the station: rubble was removed, walls were repaired and ground was leveled. Thermal insulation, electric installation and heating system were also installed in the building. A water intake was prepared and a fence was put up. New windows were put in and renovation works were carried out in a kitchenette and in a room that serves as a consultation and dressing point for rescuers tending to tourists.

Simultaneously, a training course was conducted for rescuers as a part of a different project within Polish development aid. In addition, they received necessary rescue equipment. As a result of these actions the first professional high-mountain rescue station was established where the rescuers serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

Total project value: almost 94 500 pln with Polish Aid co-financing in the amount exceeding 88 000 pln  (for the purpose of conversion 1 euro = 4,1749 pln).