Posted: 21/12/2016 at 07:57
I don't know GD - falling is the most likely and it doesn't take long to get seriously cold, even in summer if you have no equipment, and runners travel light. My friend's dad was a marine and they're used to tough conditions and just getting on with it. They have to, don't they?
I felt terribly moved reading it - I suppose because my youngest will be twenty soon, and he was born the same year as my oldest.
You can always call emergency services even if there's no signal - they must use a different frequency. Down in glens is where you rarely get a signal - up top is usually better as it's more open, but it's not consistent anywhere.
I shall remember Luke Ireland though, when I'm on hills up there, and on Remembrance Day.