Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

Lingell Dash Fell Race 2018

The annual Lingmell Dash takes place on 28th July at 14:30.  All proceeds to the team.

  • Category: AS
  • Distance: 7.2km / 4.5m
  • Climb: 762m / 2500ft
  • Venue: Wasdale Head Inn carpark, CA20 1EX.
  • Grid ref: NY187088
  • Skills & experience: ER, LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 16




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Wasdale MRT Receive donation from Blengdale Runners

Members of Wasdale MRT were invited along to the Blengdale Runners AGM to receive a £400 donation from the proceeds of last year’s 2 road races.

Each year Blengdale Runners, also based in Gosforth, host a 10 mile run in June and a 10km in September.  All money raised is donated to local charities in …

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New Base Progress – February 2018

A lot has happened in February. Here are some pictures showing the concrete apron, the garage doors, and some of the fit out inside including the ground source heat pump. The training room has been plastered as well as several other areas.


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New Base Progress – January 2018

After the joists were installed, the fit out of the interior of the base is underway. The individual rooms are now taking shape and the garage is due to be concreted soon. The radio mast is ready for antennae and cabling.


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BBC’s The One Show – Thursday 25th January at 7pm

If you are interested to see what Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team gets up to there is a 5 minute edited piece that will be going out this coming Thursday 25th evening (show starts 7.00 pm on BBC1). The show focuses on the high numbers of callouts and additional signage for England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. …

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Flag Day in Egremont and Whitehaven

Thanks to the people in Egremont on Saturday 9th December and in Whitehaven on Saturday 23rd December who donated to the team. We raised a massive £341 and £1,261 respectively……fantastic!

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New Base Progress – December 2017

The month of December saw the completion of the external blockwork and the installation of the ceiling joists. We also took delivery of and erected the new radio mast. The building is almost watertight and the next steps are to fit the door and window furniture.

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BBC’s The One Show films Wasdale MRT

This weekend saw the team being filmed for BBC’s The One Show. The final footage is still being recorded and edited and the 2 1/2 minute feature will air in the New Year. The article follows the team on a practice version of a typical callout where a casualty has sustained a fracture dislocation of …

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New Base Progress – November 2017

This month saw significant effort on the block work and cladding. Also, the radio mast was delivered and installed on its foundation. At the end of the month the floor joists were delivered.

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New Base Progress – October 2017

October has seen the roof sections installed along with cladding and block work. The ground source heat pump manifold has been connected. The last few pictures show the view from inside the building for the first time, with the two garage openings visible, gear-up room, control room, lobby, office, wet room, drying room and plant …

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