The perched block at the top of Lords Rake has fragmented and is now in bits close to where it was stuck. There are some loose boulders where it was standing. The largest bit looks to be fairly well bedded into the scree. The rake itself is just as loose as ever.
We were called by Police about a group of 2 walkers reporting themselves lost near the top of Scafell Pike. After discussion on the phone it was established they were likely to be near Broad Crag Col and were given directions to retrace their steps to the summit from where they met another 3 peaks …View full post
We were then called by Police about a group of up to 18 people who were having difficulty crossing Lingmell Beck due to it being in spate from the heavy rain. By the time we arrived many had made their own way off via the left hand bank but 4 people needed assistance to cross …View full post
We were called by Police following an emergency call that was cut short and subsequently traced to Scafell Pike. We assembled ready for a search but it was then established the walker was most likely now safe & well and we stood down. Conditions were particularly poor at this stage and we were grateful of …View full post
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News
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Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) has today been informed that its application to the Copeland Community Fund for a significant proportion of the cost towards a new base for WMRT has been successful.
It has taken a significant amount of work to achieve this funding, from team members and a number of personnel external to …
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The team’s only remaining search dog, Ollie, died recently after a short illness. He was 9 years old.
For at least the last 35 years the team has always had one or more search dogs, and between them, they have attended hundreds of searches in the team’s patch, Wasdale and Eskdale, as well as the …
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British Championship Race From Wasdale Head Inn to the summit of Lingmell (and back)
Entry lists updated with Race Numbers 17th July.
Because of the sensitivity towards large Sporting events in the Wasdale Valley, we have limited the total number of runners to 350.
- Ladies race commences at 1:00 pm
- Mens race …
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Thank you to all those who have donated to the team following the safe return of Adam Nolan’s dog Jasper. It is heart-warming to know that this level of support for the team is out there and we are very humbled with the level of funds that have been donated. This comes at a fortuitous …
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After nearly 50 years in the village of Gosforth, Wasdale MRT is looking to move to a purpose-built facility close to the village. The current building is a converted forge and is restrictive in terms of space and functionality. It also relies on the goodwill of local residents and the local pub for parking and …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2014/09/we-are-looking-to-build-a-new-base/
In the New Year honours, Mike Greene has been awarded an MBE for services to health and to the community in Whitehaven. On behalf of the team I would like to pass our congratulations onto him for all he has done for us in the team, the wider regional and national MR community and elsewhere. …
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Come and meet the team tomorrow (Saturday 30th November) in Whitehaven and Egremont as we raise funds for the team. We’d be happy to see you, answer questions and even happier to receive a donation! We look forward to meeting you there.
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