I was at Dinas Rock in the Neath valley rescuing a young man with a potential spinal injury. Slipped after gorge walking, he felt a pain in his back and they didn’ hesitate before calling us. It was a good, and thankfully, fairly quick rescue thanks to the presence of Rescue 169 from Chivenor. I was glad they were there – the estimated carry-out time from that location was 3-4 hours.

Today we have an exercise. I’ve just checked the weather.

Severe gales. Snow. Blizzard conditions. Severe hill fog.  Temperatures of -2 degrees before windchill. Winds of 40-50mph, gusting in excess of 65mph. Oh joy. I’m so glad I prepped my winter kit last night.

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