Friday, August 20, 2010

Rescue On Mt Blanc – By Texting

Tom Greenwood and his climbing partner Finn McCann were rescued after spending a night in the open on Mont Blanc

Two climbers, climbing from the Italian side of Mt Blanc, were rescued when:

Heavy, icy rain poured down the rockfaces, making it impossible for the pair to go either up or down the mountainside. They tried phoning emergency numbers but found that they didn't work.”

So they texted their friend back in England.

"We were worried about hypothermia and with two bars of battery between us we were really panicking. I'm not afraid to say that we were very scared. We tried the mountain rescue numbers but they didn't work, so we sent a text to a friend in Shrewsbury.”

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