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    Senior Member Daletownrunner's Avatar
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    Under Equipped

    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/lakes/...18c52952-ds#//

    Scary.. should they be made to pay for a call out if their rather unsuitable clothing and footwear puts them in a precarious situation? I would say yes.

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    Unbelieveable! Yesterday I had the misfortune to be taken off the hill by KMRT and the coastguard helicopter. I had full kit and used my suvival bag to keep warm. The best 3 or 4 you will ever spend. At no time was I ever cold, don't think it won't happen to you. It might!

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Clough View Post
    Unbelieveable! Yesterday I had the misfortune to be taken off the hill by KMRT and the coastguard helicopter. I had full kit and used my suvival bag to keep warm. The best 3 or 4 you will ever spend. At no time was I ever cold, don't think it won't happen to you. It might!
    It's lucky you weren't dressed like you are in your avatar photo!!

    Get well soon Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Get well soon Mark.
    Likewise Mark.

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    When climbing Place Fell on Saturday on the shortened Lakes Mountain 42 I passed a bloke in jeans who seemed more interested in capturing dramatic selfies than his own safety.

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    I wonder how many people not that aware of fell running look at us in our shorts and vest/T-shirt and small bumbag (they don't know how well equipped we all are!..) and think we are under equipped. I also wonder how many times I've used the phrase 'all part of the fun'...

    A favourite story is of a ranger descending to Pen y Pass and stopping a couple of men ascending in smart-casual wear and giving them a bit of a telling off. Turns out they were members of the 1952 Everest mission out for a short walk before a reunion at the Pen y Gwryd.

    Get well soon Mark, hopefully nothing too serious!
    Nic Barber, Pennine. Downhill Dandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba-ba View Post
    Turns out they were members of the 1952 Everest mission out for a short walk before a reunion at the Pen y Gwryd.
    Well they should have known better

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