Jon Lynch

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Name: Jon Lynch
Date registered: Wed 13th Apr 2011

Latest posts

  1. 2016 Statistics Available — Sun 1st Jan 2017
  2. Lords Rake Update — Mon 1st Aug 2016
  3. Sad News — Sat 3rd Oct 2015
  4. Lingmell Dash Results — Fri 31st Jul 2015
  5. Lingmell Dash 2015 – Saturday 25th July — Fri 30th Jan 2015

Latest Incidents

  1. Scafell Pike — Sat 17th Aug 2019
  2. Hollowstones, Scafell Pike — Sat 17th Aug 2019
  3. Great Gable — Mon 12th Aug 2019
  4. Scafell — Sat 10th Aug 2019
  5. Scafell Pike — Thu 8th Aug 2019

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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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Training Over The River Esk – Monday 4th July 2011

Last Monday the team practised evacuating a casualty from a gorge or gully using a cableway. This involves setting up a rope system to manoeuvre a stretcher from one side to the other whilst also being able to raise and lower the stretcher. This post contains a fifteen minute video of the exercise.

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BBC Article on Using a Photo to Locate a Casualty

A BBC News article about how a photo taken on a casualty’s phone enabled the team to locate them. This was the second rescue of the day and the middle of three in 24 hours. A Grough article on the rescue is available here. The …

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A Grough article on Tuesday night’s search

“A walker turned up safe and well after spending the night on the Lake District fells when he got lost.

Three mountain rescue teams were involved in a major search for the man on Tuesday when he phoned for help saying he was lost somewhere on Crinkle Crags in Great Langdale…”

Read more at Grough.

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Mountain Rescue Awareness Day Press Release

The Wasdale team will be out and about over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekends.  On Monday 2nd May the team will be supporting the national body during the Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness day by giving two female mountain rescuers an early send off from St. Bees beach where they will start their Coast to Coast …

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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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A BBC Article about DEFRA Swift Water Rescue Grant

More than £30,000 is to be given to Cumbria’s fire service and a mountain rescue team to help them deal with future flooding emergencies.

Wasdale MRT recieved a grant of £12,135 towards swift water rescue equipment.

Read more on the BBC website.

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