Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

Congratulations John and Sue !

John and Sue with their certificates

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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Mountain Conditions in Wasdale during the Easter Holidays

Ice forming in the Red Gill Area on Scafell

The recent snow, coupled with strong winds has generated some almost unique winter conditions on the fells around Wasdale.

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It is rare to have so much snow as the Easter holidays approach.

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For the experienced this offers some intriguing …

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2012 Stats and Graphs

Team Leader Paul Cook has analysed last year’s incident statistics. You can read his report here.

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Supporters in York raise £284.81 in bag packing at Iceland

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 …

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Winter Conditions Advice From the Met Office

This video contains some important advice for walkers planning to visit the fells in winter conditions.

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Whitehaven School Fundraising CD

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:

  • Traffic
  • Trapped
  • Honeysuckle
  • How Strong Am I?

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Wasdale Show

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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Lighting the Paralympic torch on Scafell Pike

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/08/lighting-the-paralympic-torch-on-scafell-pike/

Rambo’s Runners Raising Money In Lee’s Memory

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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£500 Donation from Sellafield Limited

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/06/500-donation-from-sellafield-limited/

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