The Rescue Teams, SARDA and the SAR helicopters and other SAR agencies have been busy this winter and sadly there have been several fatalities. As at 26 Feb there are 3 folk missing on the hills a couple for several weeks. I searched often during some of the bad winters for missing mountaineers. Often we found them after the winter when the snow gives up it’s secrets.
I took many team members out mid week looking for various climbers / walkers it was very hard at times. Yet we had to keep looking just to give the missing persons families some closure. Telling the family we had been out but with no success was always hard.
During a long search I always got very close to friends, relatives and built up a trust with so many. I felt I had to get to know the character of whom we were looking for and what they may have done if things had gone wrong. It’s was hard at times but amazing what you found out about the missing person. To me it helped build an idea including experience of the missing person.
My thoughts are with those families whose loved ones are still missing. Also all the Rescue Teams, SARDA, SAR helicopters police and other agencies. Please stay safe and thank you and your families for your incredible work and there support.
In these troubled days it is heartwarming to see such efforts. Stay safe please.