Points of Light award for Penny Kirby

Huge congratulations to Penny for receiving the Points of Light award! https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/mountain-rescue-hero/ Mountain Rescue Hero 2179. Penny Kirby Penny Kirby, from Cumbria, has spent over 40 years rescuing hundreds of people who have encountered trouble on England’s highest mountain and across the Lake District. Penny is one of four leaders Read more…

Swiftwater Rescue Training

Some excellent training with our neighbouring teams today! This was a joint session for Swiftwater Rescue Technicians with Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team on the Leven today. High river levels made for some energetic training conditions – perfect practice for the real Read more…

Women Mountain Rescue Volunteers

To mark International Women’s Day we’re joining mountain rescue teams throughout the country in celebrating the amazing women we have volunteering on our teams. We’re lucky to have a supportive welcoming team at Wasdale and we encourage more women to get involved!

Trainee Search Dog Tilly

A very warm welcome to our newest team member! Tilly and her trainee handler Mike, have just started their training with Lake District Mountain Rescue Searchdogs. We wish them well and every success in their future training.

Video of a callout

For those interested, here’s a short video showing sections of the callout and stretcher carry from our last callout. It illustrates why we need many team members for a long carry from the high fells…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbxd7wG5Bhs