Ten years of TGO Awards

By Judy Whiteside / November 1, 2021 /

Regular readers of The Great Outdoors magazine (aka TGO) will be familiar with the annual Reader Awards and Gear Awards. Now in their tenth year, mountain rescue features in a few different ways under the Extra Mile category 2021, announced recently. Sally Seed takes a look at the teams, one individual and even the national…

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Mam Tor

Respect, protect and enjoy

By Judy Whiteside / March 31, 2021 /

As the country begins to emerge from lockdown and an updated Countryside Code is launched, Sally Seed looks at the implications for mountain rescue teams across England and Wales. ‘Keep well. Stay safe. Look after yourself. Take care.’ We’ve all been finishing off every ‘phone conversation, Zoom meeting and email with something along those lines…

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Figuring out a tough year…

By Judy Whiteside / January 1, 2021 /

It’s been an interesting year for mountain rescue teams, across England and Wales, and a preliminary look at the figures for 2020 tells a mixed story. There’s nothing better than a good number crunch but gathering stats from across Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) can be a challenge at the best of times. As…

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Ling Mell at night

Why have an Awareness Day?

By Judy Whiteside / October 24, 2020 /

Tomorrow, Sunday 25 October is Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness Day – not necessarily one of the big dates in your diary but worth an explanatory blog post, we thought. Sally Seed is here to enlighten… Why now (1)? The last Sunday in October has been our Awareness day for several years and there’s one…

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#999Day marks the end of a unique Summer

By Judy Whiteside / September 13, 2020 /

Did you spot Emergency Services Day(#999Day) on Wednesday 9 September? You might have missed it as that was also the day that COVID lockdown was tightened nationally and the Kardashians announced the end of their reality TV series. News agendas are fickle things. So, in case it passed you by, Sally Seed explains what it’s…

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