Thanks for all the kind thoughts and words after the loss of Sarah.

It is great to hear from so many folk after the loss of Sarah a tragedy. I am lucky to have so many who care with incredible words and thoughts when you lose someone.

Over the last few days I have received so many.

Mountaineering especially Mountain Rescue brings you very close to those you climb or walk with. There is at times a unique bond and trust in each other especially in bad weather or if things start to go wrong.

In Mountain Rescue you may take a lot more risks at times than normal. That is the nature of the beast. You hope that your training will ensure that the chances of an accident are cut. That means training in weather where most would not be out in. At times the “risk assessment” was high but I was so lucky in my time we never had a fatality from one of our own.

Many were very young folk joined with limited experience but our training produced some exceptional Mountaineers and people. Yet I always worried about them on a Rescue and was so glad when they all came back home. Looking back we must have been doing things right.

“I like to think that those of us in charge were these young people’s guardians; entrusted with their well being and tasked with giving them some life skills besides great adventures, that hopefully have stood them in good stead throughout their lives. When one of then goes prematurely it is a real jolt and the sadness is palpable. Death can never take away the memories though. “Words from Kenny Kennworthy RAF Kinloss MRT Team Leader. Photo Kalie Wilkinson.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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