If things do go wrong in the mountains, are you prepared? Chris Townsend looks at the crucial bits of kit you need on hand for emergences.
Even in Britain, where a road is never more than a few miles away and almost everyone has mobile phones, emergencies in the hills can still catch people out.
If your phone hasn't got signal, how do you attract attention? How do you stay warm and sheltered if you need to wait for help?
One of the world’s most respected experts on long-distance walking and backpacking, Chris Townsend explains the kit you need to pack but hope you'll never need.
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