Moun­tain: Routes plea to walk­ers and climbers

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - News -

Po­lice, moun­tain res­cue teams and the coast­guard yes­ter­day is­sued a plea to walk­ers and climbers to in­form some­one about their routes.

They said they were “in­creas­ingly chal­lenged by searches for peo­ple leav­ing min­i­mal or no in­for­ma­tion.”

Lochaber and Cairn­gorm moun­tain res­cue teams an­swered seven call-outs in the first days of 2017 in­clud­ing one fa­tal in­ci­dent.

Fa­ther-of-four Mark Bowl­ing, 52, from Lan­cashire died in a fall on Aonach Beag in Lochaber.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Colin Gough said: “At this time of year, peo­ple rightly come to the Scot­tish moun­tains in search of the ex­cel­lent win­ter sports and moun­taineer­ing chal­lenges avail­able.

“How­ever, our moun­tains should not be un­der­es­ti­mated as they can be un­for­giv­ing for even the most ex­pe­ri­enced.

“Se­vere weather con­di­tions could change your en­vi­ron­ment within min­utes.”

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