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Rambo’s Runners Raising Money In Lee’s Memory

A group of family and friends of Lee Jones have been raising funds for the team following Lee’s tragic accident last winter.

In recognition of the outstanding effort of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, the family and friends of Lee Jones are undertaking a series of fund raising events throughout the following twelve months. …

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£500 Donation from Sellafield Limited

On Wednesday 27th of June a group of team members were presented with a cheque for five hundred pounds by Sellafield Limited. This was a donation to mark one million hours worked without a lost time accident. This money will go towards our running costs which are funded by donations and fundraising.

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Video – Crag Practice at Stanley Gill

A video of our crag skills training session at Stanley Gill, Eskdale on Sunday 22nd April.

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Rockfall nr Mickledore Gully

There has been a small rockfall to the side of the gully approaching Mickledore from the Woolworth Boulder and Hollowstones. The rockfall is just off the usual line of ascent but the debris is unstable and caution is recommended.

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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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