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.
Team called by Police about a walker who sustained a lower leg injury whilst descending Scafell Pike, in the region of the stream crossing on the brown tongue path. The walker’s injury was stabilised on scene then they were evacuated to an ambulance for the journey to hospital.View full post
We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen on scree near Stirrup Crag on Yewbarrow and as a result had a laceration on his leg that was making walking difficult. He was patched up by other members of his party and then was helped to walk back down to Overbeck.
We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who had spent an unscheduled night out on Scafell Pike and were now requesting help to get off the mountain. It was initially difficult to locate them due to difficulty getting a phone signal. Later they were located with the help of Sarloc 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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