This video contains some important advice for walkers planning to visit the fells in winter conditions.
We were called by Keswick team to help with a search around Scafell Pike. A walker had been reported overdue and there were also reports of whistles being heard in the Middleboot Knots area on the Corridor Route. Together with Keswick team we searched the ground from Styhead Tarn through to Lingmell Col before going …View full post
We were contacted by Police about a fell runner who had injured his leg on the Wasdale Triathlon, near Stony Tarn in Eskdale. A team doctor assessed the runner’s injury before it was splinted, then he was taken by stretcher down to Boot in Eskdale where we handed over to the Ambulance.View full post
We were asked by Police to undertake a search of the Dent Fell area looking for a missing person. Due to the forested areas we were pleased to get help from the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs who provided 7 handlers / dogs. One of the dog handlers bumped into a member of the …View full post
The team was called about a climber stuck on steep ground on Scafell. The Sea King that we had been training with earlier in the day was back in the valley and lifted five team members to the summit of Scafell before searching from the air. The stuck climber was found on View full post
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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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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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10:20 Wednesday 29th – Muttley has now been found. See the comment from Glynn below for details.
Adam Naylor from the Wasdale Head Inn contacted the team last night regarding a 4 year old boarder Terrier called Muttley that had gone missing in the Hollowstones area at around 1330 yesterday (Tuesday 28th …
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