Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue (UK Edition)

October 29, 2020
Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue (UK Edition)

For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of theCairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as TeamLeader. In ‘Cairngorm John’ (his call sign when in contact withsearch and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges ofmountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and beena party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real-liferescues, discussions of mountain rescue topics such as hypothermia,first aid, and the use of helicopters and search and rescue dogs.Peopled with interesting characters his accounts are at all timeshumane and the book is laced with humour.