Fifteen members of the Norske Folkenhjelp spent two of their three days in England with us. On Thursday we showed them round our base, demonstrated some of our gear and explained how we worked. Some ventured up Helvellyn and on to Striding Edge to sample English mountain walking at its finest. On Saturday we organised a mock rescue exercise for them to take part in. A 'casualty' was treated and evacuated from steep ground high above Kirkstone Pass, and a wide range of our medical kit and technical kit was used.
The afternoon entertainment was provided by the inevitable rescue, where some of them joined us to deal with incident 38, while others sampled the heady pleasures of Ambleside outdoor shop and cafes.
We got together again in the evening to sample some typical English food... a big pot of Chicken Tikka and some local Cumbria beer... some of them finished their visit by going to Blackpool on their way back to the airport!!