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 were called by Police about a walker on Scafell Pike who was suffering with severe cramp and could not walk off the mountain. He was carried off by stretcher with help from our colleagues in the Duddon Team. It was particularly damp due to heavy rain with water everywhere. Incident closed 19:30
Whilst on the way to the Broad Crag incident, the team received a call from a group of three who had got lost descending Scafell Pike. Resources were diverted to search likely locations en-route to the first incident and the three were found below Broad Crag Col on the northern side. They walked down …View full post
The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers from close to the summit of Broad Crag. One casualty reported difficulty moving. Equipment including a stretcher and first aid kit were taken up the mountain but thankfully the casualties were able to walk down to Wasdale Head with the team.View full post
We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had spent an unscheduled night out on the fell and now phoned in to request assistance making their way off the mountain. Their coordinates placed them in the High Scarth Crag area of Upper Eskdale / Scafell where they were located. One …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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