The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team has just stood down from a search for a missing walker in the Wark Forest area. The walker who had left Bellingham earlier in the day had intended to follow the Pennine Way towards Once Brewed. He rang the Police at 16.30hrs to say he was disorientated and didn’t know where he was.
As the Teams’ Search & Rescue Dogs were being deployed, a farmer contacted the Police to say the walker had turned up at his farm. He had walked almost in a full circle and was heading back towards Bellingham, albeit unintentionally!
Last week one of our Team members had the chance to take part in a project to create a ‘streetview’ of the northerly part of the Pennine Way. The Northumberland National Park was chosen by Google for this innovative project alongside locations such as the Grand Canyon and Canadian Arctic!
The day involved carrying 18kg of top heavy, electronic wizardry which has 15 digital cameras, each taking a new image every 2.5 seconds. These images are “stitched” together so you see the image on your computer screen like Streetview.
It will give the viewer the next best thing to actually being there and hopefully promote more visits to the National Park. Having this facility will also be useful from a mountain rescue perspective.
An great day working alongside colleagues from the Northumberland National Park Authority.