From tins and texts…

By Judy Whiteside / July 24, 2018 /

… to photogenic dogs and donate buttons, raising funds for mountain rescue Just before the Second World War, when the first green shoots of a more organised mountain rescue service began nosing their way into sunlight, things were very much hand-to-mouth. Rescue parties used their own climbing and mountaineering equipment, uprooted gate posts and five-barred…

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Mountain rescue refuse a call-out?

By Judy Whiteside / July 4, 2018 /

Surely not? Well, indeed they would. But under what circumstances? Much kerfuffle below the line last week, when rescuers in Scotland refused to go to the aid of a man who called in ‘wet’. Or ‘soaked’, according to another report. In a matter of moments, media-stoked outrage at the apparently hard-nosed reaction of mountain rescuers…

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