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Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue (Non-Fiction)
Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue (Non-Fiction)
by John Allen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.20

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing insight into the lives of MRT members, 22 Jan 2010
I am a keen hiker and whilst I had never needed the assistance of mountain resuce I was always curious of how they operate. Johns book takes you on an amazing journey through his life before, during and after he was involved in the Cairngorm mountain rescue team. He tells stories of tremendously brave rescuers which sometimes end happily and sometimes in tragedy. The author lets his opinions be known on issues regarding the ill prepared for the outdoors and the pressure on teams to remain volunteer based. He offers balenced arguements, always with respect and never judgemental.
This book would appeal to most who use the great wild spaces of Great Britain and have a healthy respect for the inherant dangers. This book helps answer those questions you may never otherwise find answers to and gives you something to think about when staying safe in the hills.
The combination of stories and the sharing of personal feelings is humbling.

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