Category Archive: Training

Information about team training

Video – Crag Practice at Stanley Gill

A video of our crag skills training session at Stanley Gill, Eskdale on Sunday 22nd April.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/04/video-crag-practice-at-stanley-gill/

Training with COMRU – 18th March 2012

On Sunday 18th March a Wasdale MRT representative attended a training session with Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit (COMRU) at Knockmurton Iron Mine (No 9 Vein workings) at Lamplugh. Topics covered included:

  • Surface practice of hauling systems using 3, 5 and 9 way pulley systems
  • Pitch bolting – identification of sound rock, drilling techniques, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/03/training-with-comru-18th-march-2012/

Winter Training on Scafell – 12th February 2012

The low cloud led to the cancellation of the planned helicopter practice with HMS Gannet on Sunday However, 13 team members took advantage of the conditions to brush up their winter skills. Whilst it was a warm day and the snow was beginning to soften there was plenty of ice on the broken ground to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/02/winter-training-on-scafell-12th-february-2012/

Bankside Training – River Derwent – 20 Nov 11

Demonstrating river crossing

A video and pictures from a backside training session on the river Derwent.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/11/7154/

Swift Water Rescue Training

The Team were successful with a grant application for £12,500 of rescue equipment – to try out the gear an exercise was held on the river Esk at Trough House Bridge which was filmed by ITV Border along with BBC Radio Cumbria interviews.

The team now has 2 x six person swift water …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/10/swift-water-rescue-training/

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/

Diamond Crag Practice – Sunday 13th March 2011

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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/