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sparnel

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Cape Wrath Trail incident
« on: 14:55:16, 12/06/17 »
The following was local news recently. Hope he made it ok............

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A bedraggled long distance walker sparked an air and land search in a remote part in the Highlands early on Monday.[/size]
Concern was raised around 2.50am about the soaked walker who was seen in the Loch Glencoul area in Sutherland in deteriorating conditions.[/size]
A spokeswoman for the Maritime Coastguard Agency said the man appeared to be a wild camper walking on the long distance Cape Wrath trail.[/size]
However the weather was poor and he was seen sheltering under rocks.[/size]
Assynt Mountain Rescue Team were alerted and the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Stornoway was sent in low cloud conditions, landing on the nearby shoreline at 5.30am.[/size]Communication among the rescuers ascertained that the walker had made it to a mountain bothy and was wrapped in a foil survival blanket. He was otherwise ok and would continue with his trek[/size]

Ridge

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Re: Cape Wrath Trail incident
« Reply #1 on: 12:51:05, 13/06/17 »
I wonder who saw him at 2.50am, didn't check he was OK, and called out mountain rescue.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

Owen

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Re: Cape Wrath Trail incident
« Reply #2 on: 20:54:53, 13/06/17 »
Just a false alarm not an "incident" at all.