Regular readers of The Great Outdoors magazine (aka TGO) will be familiar with the annual Reader Awards and Gear Awards. Now in their tenth year, mountain rescue features in a few different ways under the Extra Mile category 2021, announced recently. Sally Seed takes a look at the teams, one individual and even the national…Read More
It’s been an interesting year for mountain rescue teams, across England and Wales, and a preliminary look at the figures for 2020 tells a mixed story. There’s nothing better than a good number crunch but gathering stats from across Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) can be a challenge at the best of times. As…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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