/ Cheshire mountain rescue, is this a joke
From what I've been told they aren't trained to the same standards and sound quite worrying.
All of there standard operating procedures seem to be different, so if they turn up to a job with a legitimate mountain rescue team they won't be singing of the same hymn sheet.
Does anyone know anymore on this.
Well I've seen them out training and they seem to take that seriously. Would you rather they didn't exist?
Perhaps you should read their website. Looks like they're recognised by the relevant national body and used by the police.
The peak district has a lot of non-mountain terrain. Perhaps you've never been, but they're aren't many peaks :-) There is plenty of lowland terrain, and a lot of people who go walking with little experience. If someone gets lost or injured on the moors on the west side of the peaks then this group with their waterproofs, 4wd and first aid training are more than enough to find them. It's not like they'll be going up Tryfyn, and you wouldn't call out an MR team for someone lost in the New Forest would you!
You have issues, and I don't mean issues of climber magazine
I think they are a good thing as long as they stay in there area and are trained properly. I wouldn't want to be injured Inthe crag and they turn up with no morphine for me.
Haha feel free to use!
Their training and structure looks broadly similar to MR
MREW area coverage
> I think they are a good thing as long as they stay in there area and are trained properly. I wouldn't want to be injured Inthe crag and they turn up with no morphine for me.
You don't have to accept *their* help and if you are really that concerned I would suggest staying at home.
Good people doing an entirely unpaid, voluntary role who rely on donations for their existence - just like Mountain Rescue Teams. Definitely worth looking in to if you are a walker or climber and want to help your community.
By your logic we should not have been there at all.
If your grandad goes missing from home (not in mountainous terrain, just normal areas - woods, farms, outskirts of towns wouldn't you want trained, skilled and experienced people out there looking for him? And these people volunteer, what is the problem?
They're also part of the Local Resilience Forum no doubt, set up to help in any and all emergencies.
There's only one joke, and you're it (the OP not Redestter!)
I'm renting a room, not far from Bosley Cloud, in sight of the cat and fiddle, and inbetween are enough places that you can climb, some of them being UNDER the ground. I'd be happy if they helped me to safety.
> The peak district has a lot of non-mountain terrain. Perhaps you've never been, but they're aren't many peaks :-)
And there's more upland to East Cheshire than Alderley Edge. Shutlingsloe is the Matterhorn of the Peak!
I don't know anything about this team but anyone who assumes that search and rescue in Cheshire means checking a few golf courses should have a look at a map with some contours marked on it.
"I've just found out about...", "from what I've been told" - sounds like you are passing on potentially ill-informed pub talk / innuendo. Given your stated address, if you have concerns maybe you could become involved and find out for yourself rather than being critical in your posting from a position of little knowledge?
If you want a proper 'joke' mountain rescue team then look no further: http://www.pidleymountainrescue.org.uk/
the 'joke' is that they are in the flattest part of the UK. The mountains they help people climb are the everyday problems that disabled and disadvantaged people within Huntingdonshire face.
Only £10 to join so dig deep.
(ALSAR is no joke and definitely has its place in the UKSAR structure)
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