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Mountain rescue

Mountain rescue


by dogplodder » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:12 pm

Route description: Beinn Mheadhoin via the Shelter Stone

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mheadhoin

Date walked: 30/08/2010

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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:00 pm

Mountainlove wrote:Oh that was so interesting and I love the pictures from inside the helicopter


Just for you ML - here's a couple more inside the chopper pics

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Dogs literally on top of me, poor things!
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby John Doh » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:21 pm

You should have posted that under Flight Reports :lol:

On a more serious note, I am happy that went well and the poor victim is up again. There is a good reminder of how the mountains can take their toll upon us and how grateful we can be for these guys who are responding to emergency calls.

Cheers!
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby litljortindan » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:39 pm

Moira obviously made of strong stuff. I'd have been bawling my eyes out no doubt. Also inspiring that she has quickly got back into walking.
Glad that you did post this as it is a good reminder to take care on the hills, as others have observed. Gone over on an ankle plenty of times with only luck, I am sure, to thank for there being no problems.
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby EvanandEarth » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:43 pm

Wow, what a reminder of how easily things can turn for the worst...And Moira appeared to have a beaming smile throughout :D

Its hard to know how I might react in a similar scenario (either being injured or coming across an injured person) but I'm not sure I would be able to manage a smile!

I hope its the kind of thing that would just be the natural response for anyone in the hills but I have to say its great to hear of other walkers assisting and helping out where they can in an emergency.

Great chopper pics too - never noticed the square patches on the uniform before though ;)
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby Gareth Harper » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:29 pm

Aye makes you think.
Guid to hear Moira is back in the hills.
Quick rescue!
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby rohan » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:40 pm

Glad it all turned out well. I think I would have had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the chopper (unless it was me with the broken ankle).
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby Meatball » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:33 pm

Splendid report and props for being able to smile with a broken ankle!
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby willie » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Who cares about dogs?
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby willie » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:00 am

Has anyone taken other pets into the hills?
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:39 am

willie wrote:Who cares about dogs?


I do. :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:45 am

willie wrote:Has anyone taken other pets into the hills?


Not intentionally. But this fellow decided to tag along when we climbed Ben Hope!

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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:44 pm

It took me a while to "digest" this story :D and I can understand why you needed time to gather up to write it... But as an old Polish proverb says: "If there's happy ending, there are only good memories".

My mum had a broken ankle some time ago (not from hillwalking) and it took her many months to return to full health, so I know it's a long and painful journey. So glad to hear that Moira is "among the hills" again :clap:

I hope we'll run into each other "up there" one time :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:31 am

wilkiemurray wrote:Glad it all turned out ok, very stressful at the time - I can sympathise on how slow time passes when waiting on hearing the sound of helicopter blades arriving! Glad everyone is ok and the dogs were all ok too...


Thanks WM :D
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:33 am

weaselmaster wrote:A reminder of just how easily it is for things to go wrong - the kind of injury that could happen to anyone out on the hills, and reassuring to know that the outcome can go smoothly too


The help we got that day was first class - from everyone we met to the RAF guys - all amazing. :clap:
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Re: Mountain rescue

Postby dogplodder » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:38 am

tweedledog wrote: The possibility of this kind of accident often crosses my mind when I'm out with just the dog, no phone signal, and miles from anywhere.


Exactly what I was thinking when out alone with dogs on remote Corbett and no phone signal. It sure concentrates the mind not to go over on an ankle! :shock:
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