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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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Wherefore what3words…

By Judy Whiteside / August 6, 2020 /

The three-word location system – which divides the entire globe into three-metre squares, each with a unique three-word address – is undoubtedly another tool in the navigation toolbox, but if you’re heading for the hills, don’t forget the more traditional navigation skills. That old-fashioned map and compass might just help you navigate your way out…

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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…

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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…

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