Prime Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue Autor John Allen –

Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue For Over Years John Allen Was An Active Member Of The Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team For Most Of Them Acted As Team Leader In Cairngorm John He Recalls The Challenges Of Mountain Rescue The Many Changes He Has Both Witnessed Been A Party To It s a fascinating and absorbing book which I found difficult to put down there were a couple of very late nights before it was finished It is part autobiography, part mountain story and should be compulsory reading for anyone heading out to the hills.Living on the edge of the Lake District I walk regularly with a rucksack full of just in case but I hope I don t have to use it kit I have often wondered about the inner workings of the Mountain Rescue teams who are such an integral part of the outdoor world and this book is a wonderful journey into the lives and minds of those who will turn out in the worst of conditions to help total strangers.One of the strong messages I came away with is the outstanding humanity and selflessness of John Allen and his team members and how 99% of the time they are so non judgemental of those needing assistance The criticism of a school group who demanded help and were rude and ungrateful when it was given is measured and considered, although I suspect had I been around at the time I would have found it hard not to treat a couple of the schoolgirls to a well deserved slap If the author felt the same then he is far too polite to say so.I also learnt than I previously knew about hypothermia which is no bad thing A few parts made me smile, on one or two I laughed out loud and one particular rescue touched a nerve and brought a tear to the back of my eye.Whether you regularly head off the beaten track or even just have a passing interest in mountains and Mountain Rescue then this is well worth a read. Well laid out and written by a dedicated rescuer As an ex member of the RAF Mountain Resue Service of fourteen wonderful years, I can relate to much of his writings and actually assisted in at least one of his rescues in the Cairngorms. As usual, the best stories are the true ones Excellent, inspiring read, with the right amount of humor Warning you might want to alter your holiday plans after reading the book Myself, I am going to experience the Cairngorm Mountains ASAP.

About the Author: John Allen

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