John Bamforth

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. New Base Progress – May 2018 — Wed 23rd May 2018
  2. New Base Progress – April 2018 — Thu 26th Apr 2018
  3. New Base Progress – March 2018 — Fri 23rd Mar 2018
  4. New Base Progress – February 2018 — Fri 23rd Feb 2018
  5. New Base Progress – January 2018 — Tue 30th Jan 2018

Latest Incidents

  1. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike — Sat 11th Aug 2018
  2. Scafell Pike — Wed 1st Aug 2018
  3. Ravenglass — Tue 31st Jul 2018
  4. Scafell Pike — Sat 28th Jul 2018
  5. Scafell Pike — Fri 27th Jul 2018

Author's posts listings

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/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/01/new-base-progress-december-2017/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2017/12/bbcs-the-one-show-films-wasdale-mrt/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2017/12/new-base-progress-november-2017/

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