one step at a time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brownies - mountain rescue

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.

4 comments:

Sniz said...

Wow, what a picture! I've said it before and I'll say it again. You're a GREAT Brownie leader!

The Guider said...

That looks really good - please post and let us know how it goes?

Akelamalu said...

There was an episode on Coronation Street recently where one of the characters was rescued of a Welsh Mountain just like in the picture with a helicopter and everything. The Mountain Rescue do a wonderful job!

Travis said...

Great photo. The kids should enjoy the stories.