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IF THINGS GO WRONG IN THE HILL:  USE OS LOCATE

Phoning Police or Mountain Rescue for help:

First note:

LOCATION OS grid is best

(DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP OS LOCATE BEFORE SETTING OUT)

(A number of hills have similar names e.g. Ben More: state where you set off from )

NAME AGE SEX OF CASUALTY

NATURE OF INJURY OR EMERGENCY

NUMBER IN PARTY

MOBILE PHONE NUMBER 

DIAL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR POLICE THEN MOUNTAIN RESCUE

MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE OPERATOR WHERE YOU ARE. E.G. BEN MORE NEAR CRIANLARICH

GIVE ALL THE PREPARED DETAILS

STAY AT YOUR LOCATION ENSURING YOU HAVE A MOBILE SIGNAL

UNTIL CONTACTED BY POLICE OR RESCUE TEAM.

Mountain rescue teams will always respond to emergencies.

Many incidents are avoidable with proper preparation, and life threatening emergencies always get priority.

Before calling for help ask yourself “Is this really an emergency”

ALWAYS HAVE A MAP AND COMPASS. DOWNLOAD TO YOUR PHONE,THE FREE DIGITAL MAP FROM ORDNANCE SURVEY WHEN YOU BUY A MAP. ITS A GREAT BACK UP

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DOWNLOAD THE OS FREE APP OS LOCATE.

IT WILL GIVE YOUR OS GRID LOCATION AND MAY HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO SAFETY WHEN UNSURE OF WHERE YOU ARE.