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Lingmell Dash 22 July 2017

This year’s Wasdale Mountain Rescue Lingmell Dash saw a disappointingly small but experienced field of 13 set off down the valley by Jen Fraser, who founded the race in 2002, on her return from New Zealand on holiday. A round trip of four and a half miles with a 2500 foot climb saw Yorkshire raider …

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New Base Progress – July 2017

July has been a busy month with drainage and pouring the concrete foundations. The concrete is ready to accept the steelwork frame of the building. Next month should see the electricity connection being installed.

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New Base Progress – June 2017

Some of June was a bit damp but there was progress on the installing the heat exchanger array for the ground source heat pump. This is now covered by soil in the picture on the left. The picture on the right now clearly depicts the outline of the building and car park in preparation …

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Team BBQ – Saturday 8th July

The team is holding an impromptu BBQ on Saturday 8th July at the Gosforth Hall Hotel. 

Our hosts Rod and Barbara have offered to put on a hog roast and other meaty BBQ type morsels with suitable vegetarian options to help support the team. Food will be available from 18:00 hrs. 

Come and have a …

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Copeland Community Fund

Copeland Community Fund were kind enough to invite us to their event this week celebrating volunteers in Copeland at Whitehaven Golf Club, which saw 140 volunteers attending from many different volunteer organisations. At the dinner we were asked to use our craft skills to build something and so the obvious choice was a model of …

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New Base Progress – May 2017

Only a week into the new build and things are starting to take shape on the ground. There is the outline of the new building, the car park and in the adjoining part of the field the ground is being prepared for the ground source heat pump array.

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May Crag Training in Wasdale

Great weather on the slopes of Middle Fell for crag training, albeit a little chilly on the Northern side of the Wasdale valley. The 3-station round-robin training session took in setting up belays, lowering systems and casualty handling on steep ground.

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New Base – Contract Signed

At the Baker Mallett offices in Westlakes last week, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team signed a contract to build a purpose-designed new base near Gosforth in Copeland. This is the next step to bringing the new base concept to reality and follows an allocation from the Copeland Community Fund (CCF) of £218,043, earmarked funding from the Lake …

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2016 Statistics Available

Duty Team Leader Paul Cook has analysed last year’s incident statistics. You can read his report here.

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Apprentices Donate

2nd year apprentices from Energus made a donation of £351.58 to the team last month.

Each year they select 3 charities to raise funds for, which they have been doing for the last 4 years.

The cheque was presented by Abigail Elsworth, she was one of a 8 apprentices who got involved with the charity work this year,

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