Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/2012/07/rambos-runners-raising-money-in-lees-memory/

£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.

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Video – Crag Practice at Stanley Gill

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

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Rockfall nr Mickledore Gully

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There has been a small rockfall to the side of the gully approaching Mickledore from the Woolworth Boulder and Hollowstones. The rockfall is just off the usual line of ascent but the debris is unstable and caution is recommended.

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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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