by their very nature involve some element
of risk and there will always be those
who are caught unawares. I've climbed
the world over and seen rescue services
swing into action, in such cases some
of those rescuers have been paid professionals,
others as is the case with our own Mountain
Rescue Service, are unpaid volunteers.
They go out in all weathers in the service
of all who enjoy the hills and high places.
The British teams are without doubt the
best in the world and I hope you will
do all you can to support them in their
Chris Bonington, C.B.E.