26 schoolkids lost on the Beacons

Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2016 01:34 pm
26 schoolkids had to call in search&rescue services today because their 'MENTAL' Caretakers sent them up the Brecon Beacons on a D-OF-E award scheme with a compass/map in galeforce weather.

I own (not financially) every inch of that terrain - And would NEVER attempt a hike in such.
SAS members have died there, recently - Elite troops from all nations train there - And some MORON sent 26 kiddies up there in adverse weather.....!
Is it me, or are folk just becoming stupider (New word) by the minute?
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Tes yeux noirs
Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2016 01:54 pm
They were never lost, that was a media misreporting. Two fell ill, and low cloud and rain had swept in so they called police as a precaution, as they were trained to do. They were coping fine with the weather, from what I can tell. The Mountain Search and Rescue team said this type of incident was not uncommon with groups doing a Duke of Edinburgh award.
mark noble
Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2016 03:50 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
I posted a response - It has vanished. How apt.
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mark noble
Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2016 03:53 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Ever trekked Llyn y fan, Tes.
Not a place to send kids, in adverse conditions. Many dead soldiers would agree - If they could.
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mark noble
Reply Wed 29 Jun, 2016 04:01 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Bollux - I Did the same award 35 yrs ago - Same place (Good weather) 90 Mins up a hill - 15Mins down to a reservoir. One night camp near a farm, light a fire, kip, go home.
No mobiles/cells back then - But one wrong turn - You're dead.
It's negligence on their tutors' behalf.
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