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.
Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …View full post
We were called by Police about a walker reported to have become hypothermic and unable to walk whilst descending Scafell Pike. We then received further reports his condition had deteriorated. In view of this the S-92 helicopter from Prestwick was requested. On arriving on scene assessment by the team doctor shown that fortunately the casualty …View full post
Team called by Police about a couple of walkers reporting themselves lost / benighted on Scafell Pike. Phone contact was difficult due to poor signal but they were able to pass on coordinates from their iPhone which placed them just below Stand Crag on the corridor route. Due the communication problems a small team went …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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