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New reminder over map use

Posted 10 January 2012
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The importance of taking Ordnance Survey maps when heading for the hills was emphasised again this week after a walker needed to be rescued from England's highest mountain.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue was contacted by the lone individual who had become lost while descending into the valley from Scafell Pike.

The team was able to establish the whereabouts of the walker using the GPS on his smartphone, but it was evident that a walking GPS was not enough on its own.

"It is worth remembering the importance of having and being able to use a map and compass in all weathers and visibility," the company said.
It is not the first time this week that a mountain rescue team has commented on the issue after someone got lost on a Cumbrian peak.

Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team noted that a couple who got lost on Cross Fell in the Pennines had unwisely gone up without a map and compass, seeking to rely on their experience of having climbed the mountain before.