Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

Adventure Smart


Ask yourself 3 questions before you set off: Do I have the right GEAR? Do I know what the WEATHER will be like? Am I confident I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?

After the success of the Adventure Smart Wales website it has been extended to add the lakes.  See below for more information


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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2019/08/adventure-smart/

Lingmell Dash Fell Race 2019

The annual Lingmell Dash takes place on 27th July at 14:30.  All proceeds to the team.

  • Category: AS
  • Distance: 7.2km / 4.5m
  • Climb: 762m / 2500ft
  • Venue: Wasdale Head Inn carpark, CA20 1EX.
  • Grid ref: NY187088
  • Skills & experience: ER, LK, NS
  • Minimum age: 16


Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2019/07/lingmell-dash-fell-race-2019/

New base entered into the Local Authority Building Control Awards Scheme. 

Wasdale MRT’s new base has been entered into the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards Scheme.

The good news is has reached the final, in two categories: Best Small Commercial Project and Best Public Service Building.

The award night is Friday 5 July 2019 and both the Team and our principle Contractor Roland Hill LTD, will represented

More information can be found at:  http://www.rolandhills.co.uk/  and https://www.labc.co.uk/awards


Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2019/07/new-base-entered-into-the-local-authority-building-control-awards-scheme/

Cotswold Outdoors donates reusable bottles

Wasdale MRT has taken the decision to move away from single use plastic water bottles for environmental and cost implications.

Huge thanks to Cotswold Outdoors for supplying all team members will a reusable water bottle we will now be taking genuine tap water on the hills!

We even have spare bottles (thanks again to Cotswold Outdoors) …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2019/07/cotswold-outdoors-donates-reusable-bottles/

The team attended Drigg Gala

Thank you to the communities of Drigg and Carlton whom invited us too their Gala today.

Its a great opportunity to attend these type of events as we get to meet new people and answer questions to give a better understanding on what we do. Its also a great way to recruit new team members …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2019/06/15865/

50th Anniversary Book – Mountain Rescue In Wasdale

A book has been pulled together to celebrate the first 50 years of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT). All funds raised from the sales of the publication will be used to fund the future operation of the team.

Fifty years is a long time and this publication would not have been possible without the contributions …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/11/50th-anniversary-book-mountain-rescue-in-wasdale/

WMRT is 50 years old today

Wasdale MRT has been assisting people in the western fells for 50 years, since its formation on 1 October 1968, and was formed from the Wyndham Search Team. It is now one of twelve teams in the Lake District Search and Rescue Association (LDSAMRA). To celebrate this anniversary, the team has published a book …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/10/wmrt-is-50-years-old-today/

New Base Official Opening

On Saturday 16th September, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team’s purpose-designed new base was officially opened by the legendary fell-runner and Team Vice-President, Jos Naylor MBE.

You can watch the video here https://vimeo.com/290675469/6f7d35f9d3

The base, which is near Gosforth in Copeland has cost £643,000 and has taken several years to achieve. It was made possible …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/09/new-base-official-opening/

New Base Operational!

This week has seen the new base become operational after several years of planning and a huge amount of work from a dedicated group of team members who worked tirelessly in surmounting many challenges. This is a magnificent achievement from everyone involved and we thank you all.

On day one of becoming operational, the first …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/08/new-base-operational/

New Base Progress – May 2018

Yesterday Wasdale MRT accepted handover of their purpose-built new base from principal contractor Roland Hill Ltd. Some fitting out and testing of communications by the team is required prior to going operational in July.

Thank you to all in the community who have supported this project and are instrumental in achieving this important milestone.

Here …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2018/05/new-base-progress-may-2018/