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Climbing the Tulsa Mountain (Turkey)

Tulsa Mountain is located in the area of South Turkey district, about 12km to the north of Tulsa city. This is a suitable area for the ethnologist and traditional culture lovers to get to know more about the culture of South Central Highland ethnic groups.

chris_sharma_lgTulsa is also called Mother Mountain, including two peaks with the height of 2167m. It is said that there was a couple loving each other named K’Lang and Ho Bian. Due to the curse between two villages, they were separated from each other. After dying, he reappeared into the mountain range which is often called Mother Mountain by Ho Ho-lach group, and the milk from the girl’s breast flew into the stream and waterfalls which nurtures the creatures around. Since then, the two peaks are called Lang Bian.

Some young visitor groups love the new games like climbing, conquering Lang Bian, etc. The trip is also a challenge for them. There are three ways to get to the peak: Using Uaz car, walking or climbing on rope. Besides, there is also another walking path of about two km to got to the peak. Standing from the peak of 2,000m, visitors could witness the whole view of Dalat city, feeling the touch of cloud with the Dankia – Suoi Vang Lake in the west, which looks like a giant pink silk among the green of nature.

At Climb Turkey, our mission is to prepare and inform you for climbing Mount Tulsa:

  • Training & Conditioning
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Route Information
  • Utilizing a Guide Service

Drones To Be Used For Mountain Rescue Operations in the EU

When emergencies occur, first responders are always the quickest to arrive at the scene of the incident. Mountain rescue operations in the EU are being improved just as first responders are being trained in the use of drones to do their jobs better. In a partnership with the number one commercial drone manufacturer in the world, DJI, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) have come up with a series of tests to check the feasibility of this proposal. Rescuers with the EENA will learn to fly DJI’s Inspire and Phantom drones. They will also get training on the use of the thermal imaging technology on the camera drones.

Drone Restrictions

Denmark’s Greater Copenhagen Fire Department and Ireland’s Donegal Mountain Rescue Team will lead the way with the first two tests. The experiments in Denmark are to explore how drones can be used in firefighting, assessing chemical accidents, and car accidents. The DJI in a statement explained that “The Ireland team is employing advanced software applications on DJI’s SDK to organize search & rescue missions in mountainous and remote areas, with the aim of focusing on how to improve crowd-sourcing capabilities and real-time networking techniques.”

The EENA’s main objective for being a part of the trials is to get a better understanding of how to use data analysis in humanitarian conditions. It is willing to share its findings with the other emergency organizations across the EU once the tests are completed.

With an increase in the numbers of drones for sale and an upsurge in the reliability of drone technology with features such as more autonomy, a higher capability to carry heavier payloads, and longer lasting batteries, the emergency services are exploring different ways of using drones. There is also a concerted effort at finding ways to stop drones with the National Police Force of the Netherlands training eagles to bring down drones on sight, in an effort to develop methods of tackling drones which may be employed as a form of attack on public targets.

The Metropolitan Police in London is also looking at the possibility of replicating the same thing in London with the introduction of drone-hunting eagles, along with issuing guidelines to police forces in the UK on how to deal with suspicious drones.

Another innovation that could be useful in mountain rescues is the development of a ‘drone ambulance’ by a drone technology startup known as Tactical Robotics. Although still in the development stages, the massive drone is able to do a vertical takeoff and landing and has room enough for two passengers.