Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

We are looking to build a new base!

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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MBE for Mike Greene

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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Flag Day in Whitehaven and Egremont

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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Thanks to Joe Beaumont

Thanks to Joe Beaumont and My Tri Events for £300 of fundraising. Joe suffered a major medical trauma in 2011 and the team was involved in his rescue. You can read about his road to recovery here www.joebeaumont.com.

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Team as a Guard of Honour at the Rugby League World Cup

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Last Sunday the team joined with Cockermouth MRT to form a guard of honour at the recent Scotland – Italy match in the Rugby League World Cup. It was a fun afternoon/evening, which all members who attended enjoyed. Rousing anthems, a good match and nice to receive applause at the …

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Thank You to 1st Gosforth Scout Group

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A big thank you goes to 1st Gosforth Scout Group who presented a cheque for £150 to the team after they had raised funds from baking cakes and other refreshments. Pictured are some of the scouts, team members and search dogs.

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Congratulations John and Sue !

John and Sue with their certificates

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team members John and Sue Noake both recently completed their 40 years’ service in the team. The team is one of the busiest in the Lake District and they are pictured outside the team’s headquarters in Gosforth, Cumbria. Aside from being an absolutely magnificent achievement this is believed to be unique within …

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Mountain Conditions in Wasdale during the Easter Holidays

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The recent snow, coupled with strong winds has generated some almost unique winter conditions on the fells around Wasdale. It is rare to have so much snow as the Easter holidays approach. For the experienced this offers some intriguing opportunities for challenging mountaineering objectives, however, there are also hazards and it is important to consider …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2013/03/mountain-conditions-in-wasdale-during-the-easter-holidays/

2012 Stats and Graphs

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

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Supporters in York raise £284.81 in bag packing at Iceland

Yesterday three of our supporters in York collected £281.81p bag packing at Iceland (Iceland the store – not in Iceland the country). Tremendous effort by the team of three led by Carol Gaines. Thanks to Carol, Jean and Antonio. Also to Rob the Store manager who has said he is happy to let them raise …

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