* Accident Black Spots in the British Hills (2019-Feb-12) [UKHillwalking.com]
Gruff’s advice: Carry an ice axe and crampons, and know how to use them. Put your crampons on in good time and in a safe place, don’t wait until it’s too late.
“Microspike crampons can be useful under very specific conditions” he says, “but steep terrain in the mountains isn’t one of them – unless you’re Kilian Jornet! Research your route and be prepared to turn around if you have to. Remember that it’s often more difficult to descend in winter conditions.”
* 📻 Old Time Radio – Challenge of the Yukon [Internet Archive]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father’s killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre.
Preston’s staunchest ally, who was arguably the true star of the show and indeed often did more work than he did, was the brave Alaskan husky, Yukon King. Typical plots involved the pair helping injured trappers, tracking down smugglers, or saving cabin dwellers from wolverines. Sgt. Preston’s faithful steed was Rex, used primarily in the summer months, but generally Yukon King and his dog team were the key mode of transportation (as signalled by Preston’s cry of “On, King! On, you huskies!.”