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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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Lingmell Dash Fell Race – raising funds for the team – 23rd July 2011

Wasdale team members before the run

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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Kern Knotts Crack Weekend 2nd – 4th Sept

Kern Knotts Crack

The team is holding a fundraising weekend based at Wasdale Head over the weekend of the 2nd – 4th September.

  • On Friday evening from 7pm Cat Like Thief and other bands will be playing.
  • Saturday will see a wide variety of activities all day including Mountain Rescue displays, Art Workshop, Duck …

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Scafell Pike Summit – A high point of the day or visit to to local tip?

Does the sight of such rubbish fill you with dismay? This is what happens every year when we have the three peaker hordes. I am sure that many other walkers are also to blame when they decide to unload their rucksacks and make the place look like a rubbish tip. Well done to those walkers …

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Wasdale MRT kicks starts the Coast 2 Coast ‘Twirlies on Tour’ – 2nd May 2011

Gail Todd and Judy Whiteside (aka Twirlies on Tour)

The team will be involved in two events on the Bank holiday Monday following ‘The Big Wedding’.  Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness day is Monday 2nd May and across the country, teams are carrying out various fund raising and safety awareness programmes.  The Coast 2 Coast event is detailed in the attached press release.  Wasdale …

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Team Dinner and 25 yr awards

The team’s annual dinner was held last night with a great turnout (around 35 I think). The Strands Inn was the venue and Mark and Lesley Corr did us proud with a great value menu. Thank you to all those who cam along on the night and thank you to their wives, husbands and partners …

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