An evening with…

Monthly photos – May, 2019
April 30, 2019

Tuesday 7th May, 2019: Tonight was the first of the RDCA ‘an evening with…’ events, and The Royal Oak hosted Brecon Mountain Rescue.

David Grant – one of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT) – gave an enlightening talk on the BMRT: how they operate; respond; and deal with emergencies.

Key tips for taking-away:

  • Register your phone for the 999 text message service, so you can send a text message for help when you have little phone signal on the mountain
  • Download a ‘co-ordinates finder’ on your smartphone, so if you need to call help, you can give a precise location to the response team. E.g. OS Locate (free)
  • Always take a torch with you, even if you don’t plan on being out in the dark. You won’t have planned to have an accident either
  • Other useful links

The BMRT are fully funded by donations, and it costs them approximately £50k a year to run the service. If you’d like to fund raise or donate, you can find links on their website.