/ The Andrew Moorhouse experience

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Jonno04 Aug 2008
Those who have been on UKC for more than a few years will remember the infamous Andrew Moorhouse. Enthusiastic member of International Rescue and all round mountain God.
He came to mind at the weekend when I visited my local which is on the banks of the Afon Alwen.
When I got there,there were Land Rovers and vans with 'Global International rescue' and other such motifs emblazoned across their windscreens.
Lots of paddling up and down the river in inflatables with barking dogs whilst Global Rescuers dressed like Guantanamo Bay inmates played with ropes and dangled their hardware.

It was all a bit sad really.

Unfortunately....speaking as an ex MRT member...there is a nerdy element who are attracted to Rescue Teams. When they can't get in the real ones they appear to start their own !
You know the type. Typically late twenties/early thirties. Still living with Mum and carrying a wee bit too much weight due to a diet of chips and ale. Probably working as a clerk in an office and drives Escort van.

We used to laugh at a lot of the Sarda types who would plaster their old VW vans with 'MOUNTAIN RESCUE SEARCH DOGS'. 'EMERGENCY RESCUE SERVICE'.
Well ard !

I suppose it's better than collecting beer mats or train spotting !
Nevis-the-cat 04 Aug 2008
In reply to Jonno:

Oh FFS Jonno - you get worserer and worserer.

Are you telling me that having stick on magnetic banners stating ITR: International Tapir Rescue on the side of my Lada Niva is sad!?

when was the last time you risked your life to rescue and unuglate in distress?
Tall Clare 04 Aug 2008
In reply to Nevis-the-cat:

<raises hand>

I have a question!





when a tapir is cornered and in distress, will it bite, or will it make amorous overtures?

do you have to wear those special rubber gloves like vets wear for rummaging around inside cows?
Jonno04 Aug 2008
In reply to Nevis-the-cat:

I can see now what Global International Rescue were up to. The Afon Alwen's famous Tapir colony were obviously in danger.

http://www.arkive.org/media/F21D7ADD-2D3B-4A86-B728-7C76BC281BBD/Presentation.Medium/Lowland-tapir-s...
In reply to Jonno: Dear Jonno, you are aware that you and I usually have opposing views but that was so descriptive of search and rescue that it was quite scary.
satori04 Aug 2008
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to Nevis-the-cat)
>
> <raises hand>
does it have a rubber glove on it?

> I have a question!
that's 2 questions. this is ukc. expect some pendant to go mad now.

> when a tapir is cornered and in distress, will it bite, or will it make amorous overtures?

depends on whether it is male or female.
much like humans.

> do you have to wear those special rubber gloves like vets wear for rummaging around inside cows?

you don't have to.

nevis just likes to though.
Nevis-the-cat 04 Aug 2008
In reply to Tall Clare:

A cornered tapir is a dangerous animal. Few are aware that they can actually breath fire and form the basis of the legend of Beowulf.
Toby S 04 Aug 2008
In reply to satori:
> (In reply to Tall Clare)
> [...]
> does it have a rubber glove on it?
>
> [...]
> that's 2 questions. this is ukc. expect some pendant to go mad now.
>

Ooh ooh you said pendant, don't you mean pedant. Your dead thick aren't you?


sutty 04 Aug 2008
In reply to Toby S:

>Ooh ooh you said pendant, don't you mean pedant. Your dead thick aren't you?

No fool, he swings both ways.;-P

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