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I don't think the specifics of this question can be meaningfully answered without knowing more. However, the general reasoning behind whom/when to call if people overshoot their expected arrival time can be analyzed and is valuable because it can be a matter of life and death. (Note: my answer isn't about the plan you should have had, it's about what to do ...


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This is something that should be discussed before a trip, together with the people who go on the trip. Ultimately they are the most affected, and they need to make a decision under which conditions they want a rescue to be initiated. As crasic said in his answer, by the time a group is late, it is already too late to make a proper decision, because one is ...


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These plans are ideally discussed ahead of time and shared with all the supporting friends. The team leader is responsible for putting the plans in place and has the responsibility for the safety of the team. Barring explicit instructions, you should not hesitate to call emergency services if you think there is an emergency. It can be hard to predict the ...


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Probably the most important things are to use the data it's easiest for you to get, and to state clearly what system you are using. If your phone or GPS gives you decimal lat/long, give the rescue services that. If it gives you DMS or UTM, give them that. Rescue services will be better at converting than you, the stressed, injured and frightened victim. If ...


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When I ran trips like this I planned as follows: A: There is a go/nogo point. If we haven't made it to X, turn around and go back to the origin. Depending on the nature of the trip there may be several go/nogo points. You do NOT change these enroute. B: You have a means to communicate with your outside people. SPOT, Inreach. Carrier pigeon. C: For a ...


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