Duty Team Leader Paul Cook has analysed last year’s incident statistics. You can read his report here.
We were called by Police about a walker on Scafell Pike who was suffering with severe cramp and could not walk off the mountain. He was carried off by stretcher with help from our colleagues in the Duddon Team. It was particularly damp due to heavy rain with water everywhere. Incident closed 19:30
Whilst on the way to the Broad Crag incident, the team received a call from a group of three who had got lost descending Scafell Pike. Resources were diverted to search likely locations en-route to the first incident and the three were found below Broad Crag Col on the northern side. They walked down …View full post
The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers from close to the summit of Broad Crag. One casualty reported difficulty moving. Equipment including a stretcher and first aid kit were taken up the mountain but thankfully the casualties were able to walk down to Wasdale Head with the team.View full post
We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had spent an unscheduled night out on the fell and now phoned in to request assistance making their way off the mountain. Their coordinates placed them in the High Scarth Crag area of Upper Eskdale / Scafell where they were located. One …View full post
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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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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 …
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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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