Warning issued about using mobile phones as hiking route planning

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Hikers at the Lake District National Park in the UK are being warned that smartphones aren’t enough. Following a notable increase in emergency rescue calls, the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team at the Lake District National Park in the U.K. is now advising hikers not to rely on their mobile phones to plan their hiking routes. The team has found themselves heading out to respond to 44 different rescue calls already, this year. After it seems to have become common practice for hikers to use mobile phones to plan their routes,…

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