I am just wondering what everyone’s perspectives are on hill walking on their own from a safety perspective. I walk alone in England quite regularly and always have an Emergency contact and tell them where i’m going and when i’m due back and let them know when i am back safe. I carry the usual equipment one should carry on the hill and surely having amateur radio equipment as well as a mobile phone makes it that little bit more safe in terms of communciation power?
I have had people mention walking alone in Scotland highlands as if its more dangerous than English hills? surely its just higher hills? Surely the safety regime and hill skills of the person are the same regardless of the area, they just have to know the nuances of that area?