Author Topic: More idiots on the hills  (Read 2544 times)

tonyk

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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #30 on: 16:50:11, 12/02/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-51473800..Following Monday's incident, they have sent the team a donation along with gifts of whisky, wine and chocolates..Responding to calls on social media for people to take out insurance before heading into Scotland's hills, or for people to be charged for being rescued, the team said such measures would be unworkable.
" The four men, who were visiting Scotland from abroad, were taken to Belford Hospital in Fort William for treatment."

 So were they students at a British university or tourists? An earlier incident involved experienced climbers from abroad who were not familiar with the Ben.

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #31 on: 14:02:20, 29/03/20 »
The biggest idiot of the month, must go to the fool, who had to get rescued off perilous ground on Tryfan, last week.


Theres supposed to be a national crisis going on.

To add salt to the wounds, he had the audacity to ask the Ogwen MR team, of possible other mountain routes he could attempt, whilst in the area.


They should have made an example of him, fine him heavily, and report it to the national press.


No doubt, there maybe a few other isolated callouts from walkers who have been asked to stay away, but cannot resist the lure of the mountains
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fernman

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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #32 on: 17:29:50, 29/03/20 »
Do you mean this one, described as "casually dressed in jeans and trainers"?

https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2020/03/23/team-advises-stranded-snapper-to-go-home-after-tryfan-rescue

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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #33 on: 17:43:24, 29/03/20 »

They should have made an example of him, fine him heavily, and report it to the national press.

Eh?  Since when did MRTs have the power to levy fines?
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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #34 on: 17:48:46, 29/03/20 »
There are only two things that are thought to be truly infinite, the universe and human stupidity.  Science is still not sure about the universe.
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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #35 on: 18:02:37, 29/03/20 »
Eh?  Since when did MRTs have the power to levy fines?
Rest assured they haven't.

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Re: More idiots on the hills
« Reply #36 on: 11:30:13, 31/03/20 »
MRT England and Wales report that they only dealt with 4 minor call outs this weekend, and Scotland had none - it appears the message is getting through.