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 who was cragfast somewhere in the Mickledore area. Once team members were on scene it was established the walker was on a ledge overlooking steep ground immediately to the left of Broad Stand. Access was difficult due to damp rock but eventually team members were able to …View full post
We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost from an attempt to climb Scafell Pike. Using SARLOC it was established they were actually on Great Gable above Kern Knotts Crag. Given relatively benign weather conditions overnight it was decided that it was appropriate to start a search for the 2 walkers …View full post
We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have collapsed near the summit of Great Gable. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his companions, he did not survive. We are grateful to the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon who helped us evacuate the casualty from the mountain despite poor flying conditions and …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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