Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

Training with COMRU – 18th March 2012

On Sunday 18th March a Wasdale MRT representative attended a training session with Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit (COMRU) at Knockmurton Iron Mine (No 9 Vein workings) at Lamplugh. Topics covered included:

  • Surface practice of hauling systems using 3, 5 and 9 way pulley systems
  • Pitch bolting – identification of sound rock, drilling techniques, …

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Missing Dog in Wasdale


10:20 Wednesday 29th – Muttley has now been found. See the comment from Glynn below for details.

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Adam Naylor from the Wasdale Head Inn contacted the team last night regarding a 4 year old boarder Terrier called Muttley that had gone missing in the Hollowstones area at around 1330 yesterday (Tuesday 28th …

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Winter Training on Scafell – 12th February 2012

The low cloud led to the cancellation of the planned helicopter practice with HMS Gannet on Sunday However, 13 team members took advantage of the conditions to brush up their winter skills. Whilst it was a warm day and the snow was beginning to soften there was plenty of ice on the broken ground to …

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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

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.

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