John Bamforth

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Name: John Bamforth
Date registered: Tue 5th Jul 2011

Latest posts

  1. WMRT is 50 years old today — Mon 1st Oct 2018
  2. New Base Official Opening — Fri 21st Sep 2018
  3. New Base Operational! — Fri 17th Aug 2018
  4. New Base Progress – May 2018 — Wed 23rd May 2018
  5. New Base Progress – April 2018 — Thu 26th Apr 2018

Latest Incidents

  1. Pen, Scafell Pike — Sat 13th Oct 2018
  2. Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike — Sat 6th Oct 2018
  3. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike — Wed 26th Sep 2018
  4. Wastwater Screes — Sun 23rd Sep 2018
  5. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike — Sat 22nd Sep 2018

Most commented posts

  1. New Base Progress – May 2018 — 2 comments

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/10/wmrt-is-50-years-old-today/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/09/new-base-official-opening/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/08/new-base-operational/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/05/new-base-progress-may-2018/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/04/new-base-progress-april-2018/

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.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/03/new-base-progress-march-2018/

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.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/02/new-base-progress-february-2018/

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.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/01/new-base-progress-january-2018/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/01/bbcs-the-one-show-thursday-25th-january-at-7pm/

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!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/01/flag-day-in-egremont-and-whitehaven/