Incident Report #87 2018

87
Sat, 22nd December 2018, 15:25
A young runner was reported many hours overdue. A team leader was gathering information from his father when his mother located him on Kirkstone Pass... we're thinking a lengthy parent/offspring type conversation may have taken place that evening.... There's no harm in setting out alone, but it's worth telling someone your plans
Man Hours: 
3 team members for 2 hours
Lat-Long: 
POINT(-2.9421 54.4448)
OS Grid Reference: 
NY390059
Unique Incident ID: 
3712
Safety Tip: 

Choosing a route and setting the pace

The choice of route for a day out but take into account the ability of the weakest member of a party. There's no harm in setting a challenging route, but there has to be a contingency plan and escape routes factored in to the planning. There's no harm in cutting a route short, or turning back. The mountains will still be there next time!

 

The pace should be set by the slowest member, and they should be given time for rests. It's better to walk at their pace, than to find yourself hanging around for them, and much more social!