About us - Rescue

A Complete Technical Advantage

Helix Operations Limited provides a complete capability for vertical access and rescue in mountain and remote environments. 

We are based in the mountains of North Wales and have a heritage of over 30 years in supplying tactical climbing solutions to end users. Over that time, we have worked with and become a main supplier of tactical climbing equipment to the UK MOD and have provided equipment and systems to many other NATO friendly forces.  

The capability offered by our close relationship with DMM has been extended by partnering with manufacturers such as Petzl, CMC, Rock Exotica, Ferno, MedSled and Harken to offer complete solutions for working effectively in a mountainous environment. 

Technical Knowledge

Helix Operations provides rescue solutions, equipment, systems and training to enable operators to work with speed, ease, and safety when accessing objectives in mountainous environments. 

We have been closely involved with developing climbing systems for over 30 years and have used this experience to work with units to modify and develop climbing systems for the rescue environment. 

We co-operate closely with teams to develop equipment and systems that minimise weight and maximise efficiency. 

We can help teams to build bespoke systems that will allow them to climb, rig, ascend, descend and haul on steep terrain.  


We work with brands that all have a history of innovation and a reputation for producing class leading products.  Helix Operations work in close co-operation with our clients and our partners to develop products and systems that meet our clients’ operational requirements. 

Our team has a significant number of years’ experience operating in both civilian and Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Teams both on rescues and delivering training. A number of our Rescue 3 accredited trainers are active rescue team members.