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Winter equipment warning follows Nevis rescue

Posted 5 December 2011
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Winter equipment warning follows Nevis rescue
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Winter jackets and crampons are among the items of clothing and equipment those tackling Scotland's mountains in winter need as the weather gets worse, a Mountain Rescue Team has noted.

Such a reminder was issued by the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team on its blog after an incident last week when three climbers from eastern Europe had to be rescued from Ben Nevis in severe conditions after getting lost on the peak in the dark.

Noting the men were badly equipped for the trek, it said: "Get your winter boots out. Check your crampons fit! Don't forget headtorch and batteries, spare warm clothing, waterproofs, gloves, hat, food, warm drink, ice axe, map and compass."

Leader of the team John Stevenson told the Lochaber News the men were "very fortunate" to survive the experience.

As well as not wearing the right gear, the trio had set off at 13:00 GMT - just three hours before sunset on a mountain that takes five hours to climb on average.

Having the right equipment, planning ahead and checking the mountain weather forecast are all vital steps for those heading for Scotland's hills in winter, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland said last month.
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