Discussion in 'Media Links' started by Lempo, Feb 11, 2020.
From last year: Mountain Rescue called to assist man who tried to climb Sugar Loaf on mobility scooter
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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..
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).
I'm pretty certain the man on the omnibus with English as his first and only language would fail your test.
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.
I haven’t got a clue
Insert "Clapham Omnibus" ??
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