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Contact Form now available online for hillwalkers and climbers

Interesting to see a form being placed online, making it easy to download and print, and aimed at hillwakers and climbers.

Referred to as the Going to the Hills contact form, it contains details that would be useful to police and mountain rescue teams in the event of an emergency.

Let Us Know

Prior to being made available on-line, users had to pick copies up in person.

The idea is to fill out the form, then leave it with a friend or family member. In the event of an emergency, if someone fails to return as expected from a trip perhaps, it provides details which the emergency services can use, such as vehicle registrations, mobile numbers, and information on the route of a planned walk or climb.

Here is the link to the form:

Let Us Know – going-to-the-hills

Supt Gus MacPherson, of Police Scotland, said: “The contact form is not a new idea but as we approach the autumn and winter months it is the ideal time to encourage its use by all those who enjoy the outdoors.

“This information can provide an early alert if you or your party fall into difficulty and early notification can make all the difference to your safety especially during poor weather and low temperatures.”

Via Hillwalkers and climbers urged to use contact form


September 10, 2013 - Posted by | Appeal | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. That is such a brilliant idea! 🙂


    Comment by jennypugh | September 22, 2013

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