Category Archive: News

Training Over The River Esk – Monday 4th July 2011

Last Monday the team practised evacuating a casualty from a gorge or gully using a cableway. This involves setting up a rope system to manoeuvre a stretcher from one side to the other whilst also being able to raise and lower the stretcher. This post contains a fifteen minute video of the exercise.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/07/successful-training-over-the-river-esk/

Scafell Pike Summit – A high point of the day or visit to to local tip?

Does the sight of such rubbish fill you with dismay? This is what happens every year when we have the three peaker hordes. I am sure that many other walkers are also to blame when they decide to unload their rucksacks and make the place look like a rubbish tip. Well done to those walkers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/06/scafell-pike-summit-a-high-point-of-the-day-or-visit-to-to-local-tip/

BBC Article on Using a Photo to Locate a Casualty

A BBC News article about how a photo taken on a casualty’s phone enabled the team to locate them. This was the second rescue of the day and the middle of three in 24 hours. A Grough article on the rescue is available here. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/06/bbc-article-on-using-a-photo-to-locate-a-casualty/

A Grough article on Tuesday night’s search

“A walker turned up safe and well after spending the night on the Lake District fells when he got lost.

Three mountain rescue teams were involved in a major search for the man on Tuesday when he phoned for help saying he was lost somewhere on Crinkle Crags in Great Langdale…”

Read more at Grough.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/05/a-grough-article-on-tuesday-nights-search/

Mountain Rescue Awareness Day Press Release

The Wasdale team will be out and about over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekends.  On Monday 2nd May the team will be supporting the national body during the Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness day by giving two female mountain rescuers an early send off from St. Bees beach where they will start their Coast to Coast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/04/mountain-rescue-awareness-day-press-release/

Wasdale MRT kicks starts the Coast 2 Coast ‘Twirlies on Tour’ – 2nd May 2011

Gail Todd and Judy Whiteside (aka Twirlies on Tour)

The team will be involved in two events on the Bank holiday Monday following ‘The Big Wedding’.  Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness day is Monday 2nd May and across the country, teams are carrying out various fund raising and safety awareness programmes.  The Coast 2 Coast event is detailed in the attached press release.  Wasdale …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/04/wasdale-mrt-kicks-starts-the-coast-2-coast-twirlies-on-tour-2nd-may-2011/

A BBC Article about DEFRA Swift Water Rescue Grant

More than £30,000 is to be given to Cumbria’s fire service and a mountain rescue team to help them deal with future flooding emergencies.

Wasdale MRT recieved a grant of £12,135 towards swift water rescue equipment.

Read more on the BBC website.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/04/a-bbc-article-about-defra-swift-water-rescue-grant/

Diamond Crag Practice – Sunday 13th March 2011

Nearly twenty team members spent their Sunday practicing crag rescues at Diamond Crag in Eskdale. This was the first opportunity for many team members to use the new MPD lowering devices and practice important crag skills.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/03/diamond-crag-practice-sunday-13th-march-2011/

Team Dinner and 25 yr awards

The team’s annual dinner was held last night with a great turnout (around 35 I think). The Strands Inn was the venue and Mark and Lesley Corr did us proud with a great value menu. Thank you to all those who cam along on the night and thank you to their wives, husbands and partners …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/01/team-dinner-and-25-yr-awards/