The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT) has been informed of this event and each walker should ensure they are fully equipped and ready for the Errigal tweet up. Brian Murray o
While is most likely, and certainly hoped, no incidents will occur, walkers should still be aware and ready. Many more accidents happen coming down the mountain than going up so ensure maximum care is taken and pace yourself accordingly. Do NOT spend too long on top of Errigal and if cold it is best to take lunch at a stone shelter there.
Injuries, if they do occur, tend to be ankle or knee injuries which may require stretcher extraction. DMRT will do a stretcher carry off if necessary and/or have the Sligo S61 Helicopter assist if available. More serious injuries obviously require swift extraction of the injured person.
The DMRT Duty number is 0871310055 and should be called if an injury/ medical emergency occurs. Make a note of this number and keep it with you on the day. 112 & 999 are emergency numbers too and the caller should ask for "Donegal Mountain Rescue Team" when answered.
Each walker should do everything they can to ensure their own safety and use common sense. The following is a list of items/clothes all walkers should have on the day.
RECOMMENDED GEAR IF EVEN IF CONDITIONS GOOD AT ERRICAL CAR PARK
Each person should have the following:
~ Waterproof coat and trousers,
~ Good Boots,
~ Walking socks carry spare pair.
~ Hat and Gloves
~ Fleece midwear
~ Wickable inner wear
~ Cotton not recommended next to skin e.g. T shirts/Jeans, Polyester better
(Walkers can add or take off clothing as conditions dictate).
~ Flask with hot beverage
~ Some food,
~ Walking Stick
~ Small ruck sack