A video of our crag skills training session at Stanley Gill, Eskdale on Sunday 22nd April.
We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost whilst attempting to descend Scafell Pike. After discussion with the team leader it was determined they were somewhere between Sampsons Stones and Burnmoor Tarn having tried to walk back to Wasdale from Eskdale. They were found near High Scarth Crag in Eskdale, walked …View full post
We were called by Police about a party reporting themselves lost after descending Great Gable. One of the party was also reported to have a knee injury and struggling to move. In the end the party managed to make their own way off the mountain and were met by team members near Burnthwaite Farm at …View full post
The team was asked to support national flood response efforts first in Lancashire, then York with Swift Water Rescue Technicians during Boxing Day and the early part of Sun 27th. There was also a presence in our base through much of both days first ready to respond to any issues in Cumbria as the regional …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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