Aled Treharne on April 26th, 2007

First, an apology. For those of you who hang on every word I write (yes, both of you), I apologise for not updating you. Things have been quiet recently. Well, no, not quiet – because I have been manically busy, especially at work where we have far more work than time. It’s just there’s not […]

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Aled Treharne on March 21st, 2007

I have a few blogs that I read as part of my daily routine and a few of those have made me stop and think recently. Inspector Gadget posted some time ago about the horrifying case of a young police constable who was beaten and left in a vegetative state by what appears to be […]

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Aled Treharne on March 17th, 2007

Wednesday morning dawned bright and beautiful in Wales with the sun shining and by 0700 I was already on the road taking Lima into London. Amusingly, once I crossed the bridge, it became quite cloudy. At a truckstop outside of Bristol the tone was set for the day: “I think you’re lost mate, there’s no […]

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Aled Treharne on March 14th, 2007

Sorry for the lack of updates, but we’ve been quiet recently. Yes, damnit, I’ve had enough, I want to go on a callout now. So where am I today? Well, about the time that this will hit the Internet, I’ll be in Lima in central London. Somewhere around Westminster. No, it’s not a rescue, it’s […]

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Aled Treharne on January 31st, 2007

The BBC has a news article today which is basically an editorial piece calling on the government to look at central funding. This has been an issue for a while – Mountain Rescue teams are not funded by the government in any way and to be frank, some people don’t want us to receive government […]

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Aled Treharne on November 7th, 2006

So, er, 3 callouts since the last post.  The first was on Saturday morning at around 0400. I got up and quickly dressed before slapping a flask of hot water together and jumping in the car. Made it to base for Alpha and jumped on with Blackie. The callout was in Bridgend where an elderly […]

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Aled Treharne on October 31st, 2006

This update has been slow in coming, apologies – I was having a relaxing weekend away and my ADSL router decided to route the world up its own ass. So, on Thursday, Alex asked for a lift into Cardiff. When pressed, he admitted it was to buy heroin. Colour me unimpressed, I refused. He then […]

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Aled Treharne on October 19th, 2006

Saturday will be the 40th anniversary of the worst Welsh disaster of the 20th century. At around 9:15am on the 21st October 1966, slag heap No. 7 which was perched above the village became waterlogged with a combination of recent heavy rain and underground springs slid down the hill into the village of Aberfan, destroying […]

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Aled Treharne on October 12th, 2006

The BBC has a news story about a man who slipped and fell on ice while walking the Pyg Track in Snowdonia. I guess this hilights two things for me. First of all, even if there’s no leader to a group, you stick together. This unfortunate chap fell and, according to the coroner, died on […]

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