5 Rescued from Cheviots

5 Rescued from Cheviots

22/10/13 Five walkers rescued by RAF after becoming hypothermic and having no torches

Rescued from Cheviots

5 Walkers were rescued by RFA from the Cheviots after route proved too long, they got cold and had no torches.

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Comment from MountainSafety

I'm sure the party themselves have learnt a few lessons from this situation. From what we know from the article; the route was over ambitions and perhaps did not take account of daylight and/or ability of those in the group. Kit would seem to have not allowed for keeping sufficiently warm, possible absence of survival bags and certainly the absence of torches. The group would appear to have made use of an escape route to cut short the route.

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