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.
We were called by Police about a group of walkers who reported themselves to be lost somewhere near the top and Scafell Pike and due to their lack of equipment also cold & wet. A callout response was made but fortunately they managed to bump into some generous walkers who helped walk them off without …View full post
We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team about a couple of walkers who had become lost on the Eskdale side of Esk Hause. Using Sarloc, Langdale team determined they were in our patch and passed the call over. A small WMRT team then located them near the specified location and walked them towards …View full post
Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …View full post
We were called by Police about a walker reported to have become hypothermic and unable to walk whilst descending Scafell Pike. We then received further reports his condition had deteriorated. In view of this the S-92 helicopter from Prestwick was requested. On arriving on scene assessment by the team doctor shown that fortunately the casualty …View full post
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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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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 …
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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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/12/supporters-in-york-raise-284-81-in-bag-packing-at-iceland/
This video contains some important advice for walkers planning to visit the fells in winter conditions.
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Whitehaven School music department have produced a CD Featuring music from four pupils. Priced at £4 per CD it is available from Mrs Fitzsimons in the Music Department. All proceeds to Wasdale Mountain Rescue and The Ryan Smith Rising Sun Trust. 4 tracks including:
- How Strong Am I?
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Last weekend the team attended the Wasdale Show. Mike summed it up on Facebook with:
Excellent day at the Wasdale Head show! We welcomed Joe Beaumont across the finish line and thanked him for his amazing effort cycling across England! Pictures to follow! We were also presented with a cheque for £1,500 from …
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The following is a copy of Mark Ollis’ blog post written about the lighting of the Paralympic flame on the summit of Scafell Pike
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were approached to accompany the party and arrange professional mountain guides with costs covered by LOCOG. Penny Kirby guided (also a …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/08/lighting-the-paralympic-torch-on-scafell-pike/
A group of family and friends of Lee Jones have been raising funds for the team following Lee’s tragic accident last winter.
In recognition of the outstanding effort of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, the family and friends of Lee Jones are undertaking a series of fund raising events throughout the following twelve months. …
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