Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Mountain rescue on Great End

While walking in the Lake District on Sunday I came across a serious accident on Great End. Basic details can be read here. It was hard to get phone reception but a number of people eventually managed to contact the emergency services. Within an hour (and probably less), the first members of the Keswick Mountain Rescue team were on their way and soon a steady stream of rescuers carrying equipment and stretchers were powering up the hill.

This is an amazing service, all the more so as the
Lake District Mountain Rescue Association is a charity almost totally funded by voluntary contributions.
The unpaid volunteers are available at all times of the day and night, 365 days per year.

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