Deliverance - discussion on Mountain Rescue

  • Posted: Jul 11, 2011

Deliverance - discussion on Mountain Rescue


On Tuesday, 31 July at 19:00, you can come face-to-face with the hazards of mountain rescue when Dr Rik de Decker presents a discussion on this altruistic pursuit. Rik, a medical doctor who "plays in the mountains" is often to be found in his favourite habitat, not only playing, but "helping others who have gotten themselves into trouble in the mountains".

Mountain rescue has matured over the years and today offers a speedy and efficient service which is rather too often in demand, averaging three rescues per week, or almost 150 per annum. Rik, a member of various mountain clubs, will examine the reasons for this demand, and how to cope with the escalating challenges of mountain rescue. He also outlines the history of mountain rescue and how its techniques have evolved over time.

Hosted by Friends of the South African Museum, the event is free for Friends; R20 for guests. Come early and enjoy a glass of sherry. Enquiries: Maxine 072 225 6893.

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