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Remote Control Rescue

Remote Control Rescue


by Tomsie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:22 pm

Route description: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros included on this walk: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain

Date walked: 26/01/2013

Time taken: 14 hours

Distance: 16 km

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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby Silverhill » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:18 pm

I'm so glad both of you got off that hill safe and sound!
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby morag1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:19 pm

Glad you made it safe Tomsie but must have been a bit too close for comfort :(

Well done the MR and the police for looking out for you :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby mrssanta » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:21 pm

really good to hear you safe and sound. and hope the fingers recover quickly. And you don't have to go back up those two, you got the ticks!
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby jonny616 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:26 pm

Just glad you are both ok. A good read of a ripping yarn. Well equipped & good decisions making & some nice photos :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby balgonie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:41 pm

Good report thank god you weren't on your own and you had each other to bounce off well done to all concerned :-)
Going of the conditions up there glad you didn't have to spend the night there :)
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby RicKamila » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:48 pm

Glad you are both safe and well. Its good to know there is help out there when needed isnt it :thumbup:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby mountainstar » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:32 am

It was a strange sort of Sat night as we read updates on TH/FB, daunting at first, but slowly the good news crept in.
Luckily it turned out a good outcome and not another sad stat. :D
So glad you are both well and are here to tell the story. :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:36 am

Brilliant report John :clap:

You had me on the edge of my seat even though I knew the outcome :crazy: :crazy: :lol:


Sorry I called you a mad culchie- you were anything but mad!! Dave Webb I'm not so sure about :lol: :lol:

And well done Ceasar for encouraging you every step of the way :clap:

As for LMR and MRT- they leave me speechless- excellent :clap: :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:44 am

Thanks for taking the time to share a bad experience T, this way we can all learn something from it :clap: It sounded so hard for those last steps - I was really rooting for you there. Glad you two got back safe and sound :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby tony.cee » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:07 am

excellent read. i wouldnt hold it against yourself for contacting LMR, remember, MR is made up of volunteers who are willing to help those in need in their spare time, and im sure they get something from helping people back down to safety. not as if you were a couple of yanks tourists in sandles up ben macdui in shorts and t shirt, well prepared who happend to get cought short. can happen to absolutely anyone. :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:17 pm

Happy to hear you got down safe and in one piece :D
I have been in the winter whiteout a couple of times, so I can imagine how scary it must have been for you. Especially with the gusty wind snatching stuff away!
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby PeteR » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:31 pm

Thank goodness this had a happy ending :D Respect for posting too. I know from my own experience on the South Shiel Ridge a few years back something of the physical and emotional rollercoaster you go through in getting off a hill safely when things haven't quite gone to plan. I can't begin to imagine though just what it must have been like for the two of you in such conditions, so well done to you both on making it down safe and sound :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:32 pm

Thats some going guys in those conditions and good you both got back down safe and sound. 14 hrs must be a record for these two, well done :wink:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby quoman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:48 pm

Hi Mate....saturdaynight was hell waiting for news about the pair of you. but a great outcome it ended :clap: :clap: i Know the pair of you are well equipped for the winter walks.well done again Tomsie and Ceaser :clap: :clap:
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Re: Remote Control Rescue

Postby ceaser » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:22 pm

great report john ,you pretty much told it like it was :clap: like yourself , although it wasnt a good experience ,im kinda glad we experienced it ,we,ve walked together a few times in the past ,and im sure we will do alot more in the future ,but this is one walk we will never forget :D

you will probably be like myself and will have ran the events over in your head ,we made some mistakes ,we did the right things at other times ,but we will both have learned a lot from it :) between us we had most of the stuff needed to be on the hills at this time of year ( i had the whistle by the way ) :D ,but the most important piece of equipment was your bothy bag ,it really could have been a life saver ,i,d urge anyone to get one and carry it at all times winter and summer, mines is already ordered :D

i keep thinking of us trying to keep the sides of the bothy bag down with our feet ,me getting cramp a few times in my legs ,and having to stick my legs straight outside the bothy to releive it ,only to bring them back in a few minutes later ,covered in snow :lol:

like yourself ,big thanks to spider for all his help ,the MR and police for the great job they do, and all the well wishers :clap:
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