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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…

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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.…

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Warm baths and soggy underpants…

By Judy Whiteside / January 11, 2019 /

… and getting #AdventureSmart. At least some things in mountain rescue have changed Well, here we are in 2019. Christmas done for another year. Baubles packed, tree stripped, crackers cracked. So did you make any New Year resolutions? More outdoor adventure perhaps, a bucket list to tick? Just before Christmas, Lakeland Walker editor, John Manning,…

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Happy Christmas…

By Judy Whiteside / December 16, 2018 /

…and a new year packed with adventure. But, whatever you’re doing, keep safe! Christmas – the time for merrymaking, over-eating, socks and, if we’re very fortunate, fellwalking – is almost upon us. So we thought we’d ask John Manning, editor of Lakeland Walker magazine to offer some timely advice for the festive season. It seemed ridiculously…

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Stay safe in winter…

By Judy Whiteside / November 25, 2018 /

… with these navigation tips from ‘ultimate navigator’ Lyle Brotherton As gusty winds from the east and dusting of snow changed the late autumn landscape over higher ground in many areas across Britain this week, we thought it timely to talk about winter navigation. And who better to do that than Lyle Brotherton, author of…

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