Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue

Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue


By (author) John Allen, By (author) Robert Davidson, By (author) Sir Chris Bonington


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  • Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 26mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Dingwall
  • ISBN 10: 1905207573
  • ISBN 13: 9781905207572
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, maps, col. ports.
  • Sales rank: 379,873

Product description

For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In 'Cairngorm John' (his call sign when in contact with Search and Rescue helicopters he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has seen and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real life rescues, discussions of mountain rescue topics such as hypothermia, first aid, and the use of helicopters and search and rescue dogs. Peoples with interesteing characters his accounts are at all times humane and the book is laced with humour.

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Author information

John Allen was born in Glasgow in 1942. He is a retired pharmacist and businessman who eventually owned and managed a number of community pharmacies around the north of Scotland.