Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Five rescues were carried out by Skye Mountain Rescue team last week.

The team also dealt with two consecutive call-outs in one day, both on the Trotternish Ridge.

The first saw the team head to the Storr, where two foreign nationals were lost in the mist.

The second call-out was further north near Bealach Chaiplin where another two foreign nationals required assistance.

The team thanked Laird of Baile nan Cnoc, Seumas Campbell, for local knowledge and assistance on the second rescue.

 

The team also gave some suggestions for walkers venturing into misty conditions, saying: "Conditions like this are why a map and compass are essential when venturing out for walks in Skye.

"Whistles are also of benefit if you get lost in mist as your position can be pinpointed by those looking for you."

Image from Skye Mountain Rescue Twitter.

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