The satellite phone based SPOT emergency location device was discussed during the KCSARA Governing Body meeting in September 2007. A recent rescue in Scotland highlights its usefulness. It might just be a matter of time before we have a similar experience here.

From the article: “Niels VIntner, a Danish walker, was taken ill in the Glen Etive area, reportedly with acute stomach pains. Vintner was carrying a new emergency location device which allows walkers to be tracked via satellites and when he became ill, he pressed an emergency button which alerted a control room in Houston, Texas.”

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A regional distributer has asked about presenting SPOT at a future KCSARA meeting. If there’s interest I’ll be happy to call him up to set a date.