After the recent series of storms the fells are in full on winter conditions. Please make sure you go suitably equipped with ice axes and crampons if you are planning to cover steep ground.
We received a call from the police to say flashing lights had been reported on the Wasdale Screes in the boulder field area. A limited search of the Screes path from both ends of the lake was made, using the boat and a foot party. Nothing was found and the incident was closed at 19.45. …View full post
The team was called by DEFRA to provide a team of swift water rescue technicians to attend the flooding on the East Coast. Six Wasdale and two Duddon and Furness team members made the long journey through the night to Essex to support the local emergency services. In the end, the team’s services were not …View full post
We were called out at 14:00 to assist a female walker who had slipped on wet grass and injured her ankle. The team treated her at the scene on Middle Fell and carried her by stretcher to the road, where the North West Air Ambulance took her to Whitehaven Hospital for further treatment.View full post
We were called by Cumbria Police about a lady who had suffered a lower leg injury on the descent from Red Pike towards Dore Head. She was given analgesia and the injury splinted before being stretchered down to Overbeck car park. Incident closed 20:00, 16 wasdale + DFMRT involved.View full post
The team was called out to assist a male who had hurt his arm on Harter Fell, Eskdale. As we were responding the man and his wife made their own way from the fell to their car. We continued with a limited response, when we arrived at the car park we discovered he had dislocated …View full post
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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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Today we have switched to the new Team Website. As well as a new look, we also have a new address http://www.wmrt.org.uk. Most of the content from the old site has been transferred to the new site, however, the old site is still accessible at http://archive.wmrt.org.uk.
As with anything new there …
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Thank you to our supporters and team members who helped to make the weekend a success despite the atrocious weather conditions on the Saturday where the ‘Duck Race’ had to be postponed due to Mosedale beck being in full spate and too dangerous to use. In total the weekend raised £2109 for team funds. Below …
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The team was well represented at the Gosforth Show last weekend. Plenty of raffle tickets were sold for the upcoming Kern Knotts Crack weekend.
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Iona Frost-Pennington and her husband Peter visited Millforge to understand a little more about the team and the way mountain rescue is organised regionally and nationally. Iona and Peter live at Muncaster Castle and together with her father own the estate. Recently she was appointed by the Queen as the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of …
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A small but select band of runners assembled at the Wasdale Head Inn on Saturday for the tenth running of the 4.5 mile 2500ft Lingmell Dash Fell Race. This race combines fast flat running on the valley floor with a lung bursting climb to the summit where race organiser Tim Brooks (Wasdale MRT member) …
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