Mountain Rescue

Pirin Mountain

Mountain Rescue Bansko (BRC)
Планинска Спасителна Служба (БЧК)

PSS service

Contact Details
for Mountain Rescue Bansko

Telephone – 088 7100241 or 0749 88132

Email –

Mountain Weather update –

Office is located opposite the new Information Centre (Pirin National Park) at the top end of town.

Free Mobile App


If you have an Android or IPhone device the Bansko Mountain Rescue have developed a free app for offline emergency communication, essential if you are heading off piste (or on for that matter) this coming winter and easy to search in the app store just type PSS and you will see the logo below. (the app can only be downloaded when in Bulgaria, as it is operational by location)

Once downloaded click on the BG map and it will translate into English.

"PSS" application (or "ПСС" as spelled in Bulgarian) has been developed to facilitate communication need help tourists with the Mountain Rescue Service in Bulgaria:

1, When you turn on the GPS receiver displays GPS coordinates of your current location.

2, Provides a button to send an SMS message with GPS coordinates to the Control Center MRS.

3, Provides button to call the mobile number of the MRS Control Center if necessary help in the mountains.



The Bulgarian mountain rescue was founded in 1995 as a partner for the red cross. MRS (Mountain Rescue Service)  is the only organization in Bulgaria that deals with mountain rescue and as such is recognized as a member of the International Organization for mountain rescue.

The Bansko team consists of 40 mountain rescuers, trainers, doctors, handlers, who are ready to respond to any call for help in the name of a cause – saving lives.

life savers

This was on 1st Dec 2018 on the ridge leading to Bezbog peak, only small but significant nonetheless!
2018.12.1 - film from the fall of an avalanche on the east slope under the saddle between Bezbog and Polezhan Avalanche test and comment by Boyan Batchvarov.