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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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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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