Tonight the father of one of my Brownies is coming to tell us about being a Mountain Rescue volunteer.
I'm quite looking forward to it as I know absolutely nothing about Mountain Rescue beyond having been told to get off a mountain in Snowdonia during a silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition due to bad conditions. That was a bit of a non-event as we just followed a road to the bottom of the mountain then were picked up and driven home.
So other than directing idiot schoolgirls down mountains... what do the Mountain Rescue do?
I found this picture on flickr. It has a story attached - the short of which is that this man was rescued under extreme conditions on Table Mountain. Whether he survived or not I can't tell from 'google' - but the photo depicts perfectly mountain rescue in action.