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Figuring out a tough year…

By Judy Whiteside / January 1, 2021 /

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…

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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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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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