Thanks to Joe Beaumont and My Tri Events for £300 of fundraising. Joe suffered a major medical trauma in 2011 and the team was involved in his rescue. You can read about his road to recovery here www.joebeaumont.com.
We were called by Police about a group of 6 walkers reporting themselves benighted on top of Scafell Pike and needing assistance to get back down to the valley. A small team was sent up to provide torches, warm clothing and escort them back down to the valley. It has to be said the young …View full post
We were called by Police about a walker who had tumbled around 100m after slipping on hard snow whilst walking between Beck Head and Gavel Neese on Great Gable. Team members, helped by paramedics from GNAA H63 and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who happened to be in the area assessed the walkers injuries on scene …View full post
We were called by Police about 2 walker who’d become stuck in the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney on Scafell. It was hard to access the pair due to the thick mist on Scafell which was making visibility via torchlight difficult and the rocks very greasy. In the end an abseil system …View full post
We were called by Police about 2 walkers who become lost / stuck near the top of Greathall Gill whilst trying to descend Winn Rigg. After talking to the pair the Team Leader determined they were near the head of the gill on the col. A small group then went on the fell to help …View full post
The team was called out with Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team to search for five missing members of a very large group on Scafell Pike. They were found just before midnight by Keswick team members near the footbridge below Styhead Tarn. Conditions were cold …View full post
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Last Sunday the team joined with Cockermouth MRT to form a guard of honour at the recent Scotland – Italy match in the Rugby League World Cup. It was a fun afternoon/evening, which all members who attended enjoyed. Rousing anthems, a good match and nice to receive applause at the …
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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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