Mountain Safety how do we get the Safety message across. Self Reliance could be a key.

For some reason my blog has vanished on the internet. What I said was though there is great work down by various organisations on safety in the mountains the tragedies keep happening. I know there are many more going into the wild places yet we all have to learn. There is great information all over the web Mountaineering Scotland is full of information and it’s free. The internet is full of folk out in the hills and the photos inspire many to go into wild places. This is a great thing by how do we reach these folk. Mountain Rescue and other organisations like Glenmore Lodge have many safety messages on various media.

I did many Safety talks in the past yet most of the audience were mountaineers there were very few who had rarely been on the hills. We used to teach self reliance on the mountains if you had a problem you tried to solve it yourselves if not you called for Mountain Rescue. They will assist as they do every day when needed. You can be ready to help if you meet someone in trouble on the hill. Also if one of your party gets hurt what can you do. There are lots of tips to make your day safer. Sadly accidents can happen and if you keep going out regularly into the mountains you may get involved how would you cope .

A simple bothy bag is a lifesaver worth its weight in gold.

How do we reach this new audience as always your Comments are welcome.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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