News Archive - May 2011

Sad news

Search Dog Beinn and handler, Roger
We are deeply saddened to report that searchdog Beinn tragically died at the age of 6 years. Handler, Roger and Beinn had attended over 100 callouts in 3 years and had made some fantastic finds, undoubtedly saving the lives of those involved. Beinn will be much missed by the team and our best wishes go out to Beinn's many friends. He will be as much missed foraging for biscuit crumbs around base as he will be out on the hill....

Navigation by mobile phone

We have now dealt with a number of incidents where people have become lost using a mobile phone to navigate. These devices may well work if the right mapping is installed, and the instructions have been fully understood, but otherwise risk being worse than useless. They also drain batteries significantly faster than when using the phone only.. BEWARE!! Car sat-navs are equally useless.. The less preparation you make, the more likely you are to spend a cold, miserable, wet night out on the fells!