The Vault Regulars

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Please take note and share. WMRT.

Today we were contacted by a Mountain Instructor who informed us that the stretcher box on Mickledore had been emptied, possibly for someone to use as a shelter. Equipment was all over the ridge.
The equipment in the box is located there for use in an emergency by the public and the team. Whilst we recognised that there may be times where someone would need shelter having being benighted, we would really appreciate the equipment being put back in the same condition as it was removed.
A number of team members went up to the box this evening to re pack the box. It is also worth noting that the box is not a rubbish bin.
We don't want a list of ranting comments below this post but would welcome you sharing to educate people who may not know what the box and the equipment is used for.
Thanks to the Mountain Instructor for picking up all of the gear.


Dawn said...

Some folk are born with only half a brain cell and if they actually used it they would be dangerous.

AlanR said...

I keep wondering about the story behind whats happened here. At the end of the day respect for this equipment needs to be considered even if it was a life or death situation.

Dawn said...

Totally agree Alan. surely though, if someone was in that desperate a situation something would have been reported somewhere? It does cross my mind that possibly someone was on the hill and totally unprepared for any adverse conditions that may have arisen. It would have been common courtesy at least to have either left the box tidy or to have let someone know what happened. It is a puzzler Alan and I only hope it was not willful vandalism.

afootinthehills said...

Exactly my thoughts Dawn. I think your penultimate sentence hits the mark.

AlanR said...

I too hope it wasn’t vandalism and whoever did this makes amends and re-inburses the Voluntary funding at least.

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