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Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue par [Allen, John]
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Filled with anecdotes and compassion this book takes the reader deeply into the world of mountain rescue, more deeply into the hills themselves than many more direct appreciations. Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue is by turns exciting, funny, informative and wise, an indispensable addition to the literature of the mountains. --Sir Chris Bonington in his Introduction.<br /><br />'I had to put on several layers just to read this book. It makes Touching the Void seem like a pretty routine day on the hill.' --Iain Macwhirter in the Sunday Herald<br /><br />Reflects on decades of service saving lives in the mountains . . . measured . . . a hilarious example of how things have changed [from] the tough, self-reliant world John Allen grew up in . . . if you want an in-depth look at the challenges facing mountain rescue, and the immense contribution it makes, then Allen's book is an invaluable source. --Ed Douglas in Climber Magazine

'I had to put on several layers just to read this book. It makes Touching the Void seem like a pretty routine day on the hill.' --Iain Macwhirter in the Sunday Herald

Reflects on decades of service saving lives in the mountains . . . measured . . . a hilarious example of how things have changed [from] the tough, self-reliant world John Allen grew up in . . . if you want an in-depth look at the challenges facing mountain rescue, and the immense contribution it makes, then Allen's book is an invaluable source. --Ed Douglas in Climber Magazine

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For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In 'Cairngorm John' (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real-life rescues, discussions of mountain rescue topi such as hypothermia, first aid, and the use of helicopters and search and rescue dogs. Peopled with interesting characters his accounts are at all times humane and the book is laced with humour.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 7503 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 321 pages
  • Editeur : Sandstone Press (12 décembre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1908737484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908737489
  • ASIN: B00AXZ5NEU
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Amazon.com: 4.7 étoiles sur 5 3 commentaires
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent, inspiring read. 9 décembre 2013
Par Marcin Bajer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
As usual, the best stories are the true ones. Excellent, inspiring read, with the right amount of humor. Warning: you might want to alter your holiday plans after reading the book. Myself, I am going to experience the Cairngorm Mountains ASAP.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Caingorm John 25 novembre 2011
Par eric hollister - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
Well laid out and written by a dedicated rescuer. As an ex member of the RAF Mountain Resue Service of fourteen wonderful years, I can relate to much of his writings and actually assisted in at least one of his rescues in the Cairngorms.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Part-autobiography, part-mountain story and should be compulsory reading for anyone heading out to the hills 26 novembre 2013
Par BilboWaggins - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
It's a fascinating and absorbing book which I found difficult to put down; there were a couple of very late nights before it was finished. It is part-autobiography, part-mountain story and should be compulsory reading for anyone heading out to the hills.

Living on the edge of the Lake District I walk regularly with a rucksack full of "just in case but I hope I don't have to use it" kit. I have often wondered about the inner workings of the Mountain Rescue teams who are such an integral part of the outdoor world and this book is a wonderful journey into the lives and minds of those who will turn out in the worst of conditions to help total strangers.

One of the strong messages I came away with is the outstanding humanity and selflessness of John Allen and his team members and how (99% of the time) they are so non-judgemental of those needing assistance. The criticism of a school group who demanded help and were rude and ungrateful when it was given is measured and considered, although I suspect had I been around at the time I would have found it hard not to treat a couple of the schoolgirls to a well-deserved slap. If the author felt the same then he is far too polite to say so.

I also learnt more than I previously knew about hypothermia which is no bad thing. A few parts made me smile, on one or two I laughed out loud and one particular rescue touched a nerve and brought a tear to the back of my eye.

Whether you regularly head off the beaten track or even just have a passing interest in mountains and Mountain Rescue then this is well worth a read.
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