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.
We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become crag fast high up on the Wasdale Screes whilst trying to walk the lakeshore path. Given their location the team approached from above and with the help of a fixed rope system walked them up to the top of Whin Rigg.
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We were called by Police about shouts for help heard in the area of Mickledore / Broad Stand by 2 separate informants. Given the potential seriousness of incidents in this area we responded with a callout. Fortunately RAF Boulmer were in the area on the last ever training session with Lakes MRT and came over …View full post
The team was called out to assist two people who had become lost on the way down Scafell Pike. After a description of their location parties were sent to search the Eskdale side of Scafell Pike. Photographs that the casualties took and sent to us confirmed their location and the pair were successfully located and …View full post
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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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The low cloud led to the cancellation of the planned helicopter practice with HMS Gannet on Sunday However, 13 team members took advantage of the conditions to brush up their winter skills. Whilst it was a warm day and the snow was beginning to soften there was plenty of ice on the broken ground to …
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The team has recently been presented with two donations. The vast majority of the cost of running the team is met by donations. A regular income is required to maintain and purchase equipment and vehicles, as well as to fund training and more mundane expenses such as running our base.
Yesterday, we received a kind …
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We are pleased to announce that Will Sim, one of the country’s leading alpinists will be giving a talk about some of his very impressive ascents at St Bees School Management Centre on Friday 25th November from 7pm.
Refreshments will be available. Tickets £3.50 on the door or £2.50 in advance from Karen …
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On Sunday at 02:00 the clocks will change giving us an extra hour in bed. This means that the sun will set before five and it will be dark by 5.30pm. It is worth remembering the importance of taking torches and spare batteries even if you are intending to be off the hill before nightfall. …
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The Team were successful with a grant application for £12,500 of rescue equipment – to try out the gear an exercise was held on the river Esk at Trough House Bridge which was filmed by ITV Border along with BBC Radio Cumbria interviews.
The team now has 2 x six person swift water …
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