/ Any lessons to be learned here?

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L tranthe - on 09 Sep 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30204133

I'm not a runner, but am often struck by how tight the margins are with regard to warm gear and emergency readiness on cold hills. If this guy had been walking up Ben Nevis in that gear he'd have been crucified for it.
Stig - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to tranthe:
The main take away from that is look after your group, not the clothing issue.
bouldery bits - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to Stig:

> The main take away from that is look after your group, not the clothing issue.

+1
Run_Ross_Run - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to Stig:

Yep. Couldn't help thinking that when I read the article.
petestack - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to tranthe:

> If this guy had been walking up Ben Nevis in that gear

You don't normally walk up big hills in the gear you'd run them in.

Robert Durran - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to petestack:

> You don't normally walk up big hills in the gear you'd run them in.

Indeed, and are therefore rather more screwed if you get injured and stuck. Running in the hills might, deceptively, be some of the most serious mountaineering I do.
DancingOnRock - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to tranthe:

Yes. A waist pack with compass, whistle, head torch, A4 photocopied map in a plastic bag and a lightweight jacket would be my minimum kit. Weighs nothing, getting slightly misplaced would have been quickly remedied.
sg - on 09 Sep 2017
In reply to DancingOnRock:

We'll yeah, in this case, if they didn't know where they were going they should have had some kind of navigation. To go up any hill rather than down suggests he didn't know where he was going.
Dave Kerr - on 10 Sep 2017
In reply to tranthe:

I got déjà vu reading that, then I checked the date, 2014.
Wainers44 - on 10 Sep 2017
In reply to DancingOnRock:

> Yes. A waist pack with compass, whistle, head torch, A4 photocopied map in a plastic bag and a lightweight jacket would be my minimum kit. Weighs nothing, getting slightly misplaced would have been quickly remedied.

Agreed, especially if the run was later in the day. He said he was hampered by gathering dark etc. These incidents get a whole lot more serious when daylight runs out and the temperature really drops!
LittleRob - on 11 Sep 2017
In reply to tranthe:

I remember having my breakfast before heading off for a long-ish trail run. My though process was:

Shall I take my phone?
Don't really want to as it means carrying a larger bag
[Turns page on morning paper]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15301031
Right, OK, I'll take the phone then.

Rob

summo on 11 Sep 2017
In reply to tranthe:

Hard to understand why he didn't just keep going down hill. It's not far before you hit forest trails and then road.
DancingOnRock - on 11 Sep 2017
In reply to Dave Kerr:

Good spot.

Still, worth a reminder.
tony on 11 Sep 2017
In reply to Dave Kerr:

> I got déjà vu reading that, then I checked the date, 2014.

November 2014 at that - in which case you should be going out prepared for bad conditions.
Bulls Crack - on 14 Sep 2017
In reply to summo:

I don't know how you could look at your feet for so long to get that lost!

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