…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
… 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
… 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
… 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,…Read More
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