Blog

Snowdonia © Sean Wareing

Spare a thought for our mountain communities…

By Judy Whiteside / March 22, 2020 /

…and our mountain rescue resources Since the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’d hazard a guess your social media streams – like ours – have been popping with bright ideas. One in particular appears to have taken off. And it boils down to this: let’s hire a cottage…

Read More

Be AdventureSmart…

By Judy Whiteside / May 11, 2019 /

… and make every good day better It was early. It was cold. A stiff breeze riffled the surface of the lake. It was doing its damndest to drizzle. And across that chilly lake from Coniston Boating Centre, the clouds clung on in places, obstinately obscuring the view, drifted here and there in others, teasing…

Read More

Remembering Neil Moss…

By Judy Whiteside / March 24, 2019 /

…sixty years after the tragedy of his death in a Peak District cavern On Sunday, 22 March 1959, Oscar Hackett Neil Moss became jammed while trying to pass down a narrow unexplored tunnel in Stalagmite Chamber – now known as Moss Chamber – in Peak Cavern, one of England’s best known caves with its imposing…

Read More

Making team members bionic…

By Judy Whiteside / February 21, 2019 /

… the Rescue Benevolent Fund, there for the mountain and cave rescue ‘family’ in need Usually, when I write here, it’s wearing my Mountain Rescue magazine editor’s hat, but this time I’ve popped on a different guise, as secretary and trustee of the Rescue Benevolent Fund. There’s never a ‘good time’ to have an accident…

Read More

A memorable rescue…

By Judy Whiteside / February 4, 2019 /

… Bowland Pennine’s 2006 ‘winter wonderland’ rescue remembered Hard to believe this stunning image of Bowland Pennine team members battling through the snow – which surely must rate as one of the most iconic in recent mountain rescue history – is almost thirteen years old. Thirteen years! Yet still as relevant and fresh as ever.…

Read More

Join Basecamp

As a Basecamp member you’ll be helping support mountain rescue teams across England and Wales. In return for your subscription, we’ll keep you informed about our activities through our quarterly magazine. And since so many of you have asked how you can give that little bit extra, there’s even the opportunity to add a donation through our Silver, Gold and Platinum schemes.