Call Out Mountain Rescue? has been revised and republished

Call Out Mountain Rescue? has been revised and republished

Mountain experts have updated and reissued a little gem of a book packed with information for walkers, climbers and mountaineers.

Call Out Mountain Rescue? was first published two years ago and the second edition contains first-aid advice and an updated countryside section, along with a new foreword by Mountain Rescue England & Wales’s patron Prince William, now qualified to fly RAF search and rescue Sea King helicopters.

The A6-format book, written by Judy Whiteside, has an extra 20 pages, covering most subjects the walker needs to make his trip into the hills a little safer. There’s a section on how best to prepare for the trip; what to do if the worst happens; and a potted history of mountain rescue in Britain, along with a run-through of how the service works.

Mountaineer and author Andy Cave, said: “This is essential reading for all British walkers and climbers. It’s packed with good advice and a great insight into the brilliant work performed by our rescue teams.”

When we reviewed the first edition in 2008, we said: “For the mountain know-it-all, there are intriguing little hints scattered throughout the book. For instance, would you know what use toothpaste has when planning routes? Or how about the one example of a mountain incident when you definitely should not go for help straight away?” Call Out Mountain Rescue? aims to put the reader in the picture and stop them becoming a statistic.

The book costs £9.99 in outdoor shops. It is also available direct from MRE&W. Details are on the website. http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/

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