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 contacted by Police about a walker who was suffering from chest pain in the Lingmell Col area. GNAA also attended and were able to land adjacent to the casualty and with the help of other walkers already on scene carry the man into the aircraft and fly him to Carlisle Infirmary. Incident closed …View full post
We were initially called by NWAS and later by Police for a walker who had fallen, possibly due to medical factors and injured his face. He was initially attended by paramedics from London who were also walking in the area and able to offer initial help and invaluable information for the team. There was a …View full post
The team was called out to attend a group of three walkers cragfast on Scafell Shamrock near the top of Red Gill. Two had fallen but thankfully had not sustained any major injuries, the third was stuck some metres above. Rescue 999 from Prestwick flew two team members to the scene who secured the higher …View full post
Just as the evening’s training was coming to an end, we were alerted by Cumbria Police to assist with a couple of people struggling to get down from Scafell Pike. The team mounted a quick response and located the pair above Gavel Neese in Wasdale.View full post
The team was called out at 13:12 to assist a climber who had taken a considerable lead fall whilst climbing Tophet Wall, on Great Gable. He suffered a serious leg injury but fortunately for him there was some other climbers in the area who initially lowered him off the crag and gave initial first aid …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 …
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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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