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50th Anniversary Book – Mountain Rescue In Wasdale

A book has been pulled together to celebrate the first 50 years of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT). All funds raised from the sales of the publication will be used to fund the future operation of the team.

Fifty years is a long time and this publication would not have been possible without the contributions …

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WMRT is 50 years old today

Wasdale MRT has been assisting people in the western fells for 50 years, since its formation on 1 October 1968, and was formed from the Wyndham Search Team. It is now one of twelve teams in the Lake District Search and Rescue Association (LDSAMRA). To celebrate this anniversary, the team has published a book …

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New Base Official Opening

On Saturday 16th September, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team’s purpose-designed new base was officially opened by the legendary fell-runner and Team Vice-President, Jos Naylor MBE.

You can watch the video here https://vimeo.com/290675469/6f7d35f9d3

The base, which is near Gosforth in Copeland has cost £643,000 and has taken several years to achieve. It was made possible …

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New Base Operational!

This week has seen the new base become operational after several years of planning and a huge amount of work from a dedicated group of team members who worked tirelessly in surmounting many challenges. This is a magnificent achievement from everyone involved and we thank you all.

On day one of becoming operational, the first …

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New Base Progress – May 2018

Yesterday Wasdale MRT accepted handover of their purpose-built new base from principal contractor Roland Hill Ltd. Some fitting out and testing of communications by the team is required prior to going operational in July.

Thank you to all in the community who have supported this project and are instrumental in achieving this important milestone.

Here …

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New Base Progress – April 2018

April has seen the building nearing completion. Progress continues with plastering, painting, cabling, fitting of doors, doorframes, stairs and the myriad of jobs to make the base useable.  The kitchen is in the final stages of fit out. The radio mast has been fitted with aerial and cabling. Early in April, the vehicles were parked …

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New Base Progress – March 2018

March has seen a huge amount progress with plaster boarding, cabling, plastering, the laying of the concrete floor, the commissioning of the garage doors and the ground source heat pump. The kitchen has been fitted out as have both bath rooms and the communications installation is in progress.

 

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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

http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5790

 

 

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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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