Incident Report #101 2014

101
Fri, 21st November 2014, 17:21

A lone, foreign female became benighted after becoming lost. She was located using SARLOC and then by a team member and assisted from the hill.

Man Hours: 
4 team members for 1.5 hours
Lat-Long: 
POINT(-2.9907 54.4543)
OS Grid Reference: 
NY358070
Unique Incident ID: 
3257
Safety Tip: 

Always carry a torch

What ever time of year, always carry a torch. You never know when or why you may be delayed. When it goes dark in the hills, it usually goes VERY dark! There's little ambient light unless you are lucky to be out when there is a good moon and little cloud. It's worth carry a set of spare batteries as well. If you're lucky they'll be the same size as other devices you might be carrying such as GPS. Modern LED torches are very reliable, and batteries last a long time, and it's well worth considering a headtorch in favour of a hand torch, leaving your hands free.