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simon3
2006-05-01 13:03:06
Mountain Rescue Collecting
At this time of year various Mountain Rescue groups collect money. If you see them, please make a point of contributing and if you don't why not send them some money or volunteer.

Two that have contacted this website recently are Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue team. (http://www.wicklowmountainrescue.ie/) and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue team (http://www.wicklowmountainrescue.ie/) and of course there are many more throughout Ireland, north and south. (see http://www.mountainrescue.ie).

* Bring a map and compass and know how to use them. It may be sunny in
the morning, but cloud and bad weather can descend on our hills very
quickly, leaving visibility very poor and you need to rely on good
navigation skills to get off the hill safely.

* Wear strong boots with good ankle support to minimise risk of lower
leg injuries.

* Bring a torch/head-torch.

* Plenty of food and water. (Remember to take all litter home with
you.)

* Bright orange bivvy bag - available in most camping shops, cheap,
easily spotted by rescue personnel and can keep an injured person warm and
dry.

* Wear suitable clothing. Denims are not a good idea for the hills,
once wet, they drain your body of heat. It's a good idea to carry an extra
fleece and hat and gloves in your backpack - even in summer.

* Bring a mobile phone, BUT leave it powered off. Batteries die very
quickly in the cold and will be gone when you need them. Don't worry about
not knowing someone's PIN if you need to dial out in an emergency, dialling
112 overrides the PIN.

* Bring your raingear and your sunscreen!

Above all else - Enjoy yourself and never be afraid or embarrassed to call
112/999 for help in the hills.

(from Glen of Imaal group email.)


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