Incident Report #71 1999

Surely nobody would venture up a steep, snow and ice covered hillside, dressed only in town clothes to take a photo of the sunset and then get stuck when it went dark? This kind of foolishness may result in a mountain rescue team being called out to rescue them before they fell or froze to death. Well sometimes the most unlikely things happen and in this case two brothers, aged 19 and 23, did just that. We rescued them and in debriefing them pointed out that the clothing, crampons, torches, ice axes and ropes that their rescuers were wearing and carrying were not part of a fancy dress costume! But our year didn't end there.
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