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Welcome to Mountain Rescue England and Wales
Mountain Rescue Magazine January issue: now available to buy online!
New to the shop, THE magazine for mountain and cave rescue in England and Wales. It's packed with information about all things rescue, including news, views and incidents from around the regions.
There's a comprehensive update on the Medical Seminar, held in Ambleside last autumn, an explanation of current hypothermia protocol, advice on what to do in a white out and a report from the wider world of international mountain rescue. And, on the anniversary of the Lockerbie air disaster, Dave Whalley looks back at his personal experience of the tragic event and reflects on how it affected him and those he worked alongside.
You can, of course, also subscribe to the magazine via Basecamp at a considerable discount and join our growing band of supporters.
Stay safe this winter!
Here's hoping for a 'good' winter! Whatever 'good' might be for you - whether it's snow underfoot with ice to climb, or clear paths, blue skies and sunshine, make sure you go out prepared for anything. Weather changes fast in the mountains so we recommend you always pack waterproof jacket and over-trousers, a spare layers, hat and gloves, a hot drink and some nourishing nibbles. And don't forget your torch and head torch!
For more hints and tips, check out our 'Call Out Mountain Rescue?' pocket handbook in the online shop. A snip at £9.99!
- Plan your route carefully and, if you're new to the hills, take care not to overstretch yourself – stay in your comfort zone.
- Check the weather forecast before setting off.
- Take sufficient food and drink to sustain you and keep you hydrated.
- And, of course, map, compass, torch (and spare batteries)!!
- Did we mention torch and head torch?