Comments:UK mountain run abandoned as participants seek shelter from appalling conditions

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Err, any particular reason why all my edits got removed? --Johnellis (talk) 23:57, 28 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

The aftermath


The OMM is a 40 year old international event for teams of two with significant mountain experience; novices are not allowed to enter. Each team must be fully equipped with body cover, tent, sleeping bags, food, stoves, maps, compass etc. for the 2 day event.

A combined investigation has been held by the local professional bodies into the response and future response to such situations. The bulk of the media reporting at the time was based on Mr Weir's live contact with the BBC Newsroom. Most of the reporting has since been discredited by those close to the event as sensational and lacking facts. For example, Peter Sissons who was presenting the BBC News, erroneously described the event as a "charity walk". However, it is important to note that Mr Weir responded without hesitation to a rapidly developing situation in exceptional weather conditions.

The contents of the article above should be read in this context.

___10:54, 12 July 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Trcwebmaster (talkcontribs)