May 13 2006
As in previous years, the team again this year supported the “Pike View Hike”, a national event held in the West Pennine Moors for teams of Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts aged 8-18. 2006 marks the 5th year that the event has been run.
Starting very early in the morning (05:50 to be exact!), 4 team members arrived at the Bibby’s Farm Scout campsite in Limbrick to undertake the “kit checks” of the 230 competitors who took part in the event, to ensure that they met the very stringent equipment requirements.
As the young people departed Bibby’s Farm for their days’ walk, the team members went on to provide a standby rescue cover for the event, which is also supported by the Manchester Scouts RAYNET.
Despite having the largest ever turnout of teams in the event – 53 to be precise, the event ran smoothly – although it has to be said that along with all the background support teams, the BMRT personnel were kept busy tracking down overdue teams, and having a good laugh at their attempts to put up Icelandic Patrol Tents in the horrible conditions on top of Great Hill!
All teams were back at the campsite, safe & well, as anticipated, by 20:00 that evening, and the team members returned home after a very long day.