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Thank You For Two Donations

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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Full on Winter Conditions

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.

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Bankside Training – River Derwent – 20 Nov 11

Demonstrating river crossing

A video and pictures from a backside training session on the river Derwent.

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Will Sim Lecture 25th November

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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As the Clocks Change – Go Prepared

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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Swift Water Rescue Training

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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New Website Goes Live

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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Kern Knotts Crack – £2,000 raised

Paul

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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Team Well Represented at the Gosforth Show – 20th August

The Team

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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Deputy Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff Visits the Base – 17 August 2011

Iona Frost-Pennington and Richard at Millforge

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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