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 …
The team supported the multi-agency effort responding to the risk of flooding in Cumbria this weekend. This started on Friday with preparations including getting a regional structure in place to respond if needed. On Saturday as the rain started to fall team members helped the Police to inform people in Egremont about the possible risks …View full post
We were contacted by Police about a single walker reported lost whilst trying to return to his car after the Great Gable event. Given his possible location both Cockermouth and Keswick teams were also contacted. The Police also provided investigative support to help locate his possible position. He was eventually found in Ennerdale by Cockermouth …View full post
We were alerted to a lady with a leg injury whilst attending the Remembrance Day event on Great Gable. The lady was examined by a doctor from Keswick team and declared fit to walk and we helped her and her party back to Wasdale Head. Whilst descending we came across another party who were making …View full post
We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost between Lingmell and Sty Head. It was only possible for the walkers to talk to Police via 999 calls on their phone poor signal. Between us and Police we managed to locate the walkers close to Lingmell Beck, which is the river that flows …View full post
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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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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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