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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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Winter is coming…

By Judy Whiteside / November 8, 2018 /

… stay safe and enjoy the hills Last weekend, social media lit up following an incident involving a group of walkers who set off at 7.15pm on Saturday evening to tackle Scafell Pike. They’d planned to be off the mountain in four hours but, at 2.15am, they were lost and in need of help. Wasdale team…

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Mountain rescue refuse a call-out?

By Judy Whiteside / July 4, 2018 /

Surely not? Well, indeed they would. But under what circumstances? Much kerfuffle below the line last week, when rescuers in Scotland refused to go to the aid of a man who called in ‘wet’. Or ‘soaked’, according to another report. In a matter of moments, media-stoked outrage at the apparently hard-nosed reaction of mountain rescuers…

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