We are pleased to announce our support for Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a donation of seven full sets of Peak Rockfax guidebooks.
Neil Hayter, Vice Chair and Duty Leader of Edale MRT, got in touch to see if the team could get hold of some guidebooks for their vehicles since they can be very useful when locating where an accident has occurred. Not all the MR team are climbers, and even the ones that are don’t always know where every route is, so having a copy of the books in all the rescue vehicles enables both parties to focus on their precise location more reliably.
Neil and Dave Torr from the Edale team popped by to the UKC/Rockfax office in their land rover to pick up the books and we had a great chat. They had some good stories including one that emphasised the need to make sure you ask for ‘Mountain Rescue’ when you phone the emergency services. When Johnny Dawes fell off at Stanage recently he mistakenly didn’t ask for mountain rescue and the whole process was delayed since he spent ages on the phone to police in Humberside trying to explain where (and what) Stanage was! Asking for Mountain Rescue channels the call to the relevant people much more efficiently.