zoecameron wrote:I don't know if any of you have watched the Highland Emergency programme on Channel 5?
I have a fear of needing their help and the rescuers thinking I'm not prepared enough. I remember one episode where some numpty on the Ben Nevis tourist path, in full winter conditions, had slipped because he got bored going down the zig zag path at the top and just went straight down the hillside. It was dark when they picked him up, and he was wearing a t-shirt and a thin jacket, no hat and unbelievably, no socks. The crew couldn't believe it.
If I ever need their help, I want to at least look I know what I'm doing
No socks! Not even one? But yeah, I know exactly what you mean... you don't want listing in the Mountain Rescue Book (unnamed) as being unprepared!