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 …
We were called by Police about a couple who were lost on Scafell Pike. After talking on the phone with the team leader it was established they were on the Eskdale side of the mountain and they started to retrace their steps back up towards the summit. Having made the summit the weather had improved …View full post
The team was called by police at 02:45 after a missing collie called Jasper had been found at Broad Crag Col and assistance was needed getting him down to the valley. Jasper had been missing since Sunday and was last seen near Cam Spout in Upper Eskdale.
The team stretchered Jasper over a little …View full post
We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. Unfortunately it was not possible to phone them back to get further details and after waiting some time the team leader initiated a full callout, with support from DFMRT to undertake a search. Fortunately, they managed to make their own way …View full post
We were called by Police about a family of 4 with a dog who had become stuck on the ledge above Broad Stand on Scafell. We located them near the abseil point and got them in the bivvy tent whilst we set up our ropes for a lower down to Mickledore. Each person and the …View full post
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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 …
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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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On Wednesday 27th of June a group of team members were presented with a cheque for five hundred pounds by Sellafield Limited. This was a donation to mark one million hours worked without a lost time accident. This money will go towards our running costs which are funded by donations and fundraising.
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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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