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.
We were contacted by Police about a walker who was suffering from chest pain in the Lingmell Col area. GNAA also attended and were able to land adjacent to the casualty and with the help of other walkers already on scene carry the man into the aircraft and fly him to Carlisle Infirmary. Incident closed …View full post
We were initially called by NWAS and later by Police for a walker who had fallen, possibly due to medical factors and injured his face. He was initially attended by paramedics from London who were also walking in the area and able to offer initial help and invaluable information for the team. There was a …View full post
The team was called out to attend a group of three walkers cragfast on Scafell Shamrock near the top of Red Gill. Two had fallen but thankfully had not sustained any major injuries, the third was stuck some metres above. Rescue 999 from Prestwick flew two team members to the scene who secured the higher …View full post
Just as the evening’s training was coming to an end, we were alerted by Cumbria Police to assist with a couple of people struggling to get down from Scafell Pike. The team mounted a quick response and located the pair above Gavel Neese in Wasdale.View full post
The team was called out at 13:12 to assist a climber who had taken a considerable lead fall whilst climbing Tophet Wall, on Great Gable. He suffered a serious leg injury but fortunately for him there was some other climbers in the area who initially lowered him off the crag and gave initial first aid …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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