Climbers rescued in blizzard after scaling Ben Nevis in trainers

Discussion in 'Media Links' started by Lempo, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Widow's peak.
  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

  3. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Sassenach this way -》
  4. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker


    The problem seems to be with those without English as their first language. I think they assume a ‘tourist path’ is a safe option. Using their eyes and common sense..:frown:
  5. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I believe that any policy which shifts the onus of responsibility for safety from the prospective hiker to another agency sets a dangerous precedent (personal injury lawyers' and sensationalist press interests notwithstanding).
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  6. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I'm pretty certain the man on the omnibus with English as his first and only language would fail your test. :D:whistling:
  7. Michael_x

    Michael_x Trail Blazer

    One of the things I tend to do before hiking in a new, to me, hilly location is read through the incident reports of the local MRT. That way if I ever do something really stupid and need to call for help there is the hope that it will at least be something novel and original.

    From reading such I find it striking, given how many tourists that Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell Pike, etc, get, that the number of call outs is so comparatively tiny.
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  8. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I haven’t got a clue
  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Insert "Clapham Omnibus" ??

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