Category Archive: News

A Long Day and Night

After a full day spent organising and running a fund raising day at Wasdale Head, including an auction that finished at 11.00pm members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were relieved to be in their beds by midnight but not so relieved when they were called out at a quarter past midnight to rescue a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/09/a-long-day-and-night/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/08/gosforth-show/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/08/deputy-lord-lieutenant/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/08/lingmell-dash/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/08/kern-knotts-crack-weekend-2nd-4th-sept/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/07/successful-training-over-the-river-esk/

Scafell Pike Summit – A high point of the day or visit to to local tip?

Does the sight of such rubbish fill you with dismay? This is what happens every year when we have the three peaker hordes. I am sure that many other walkers are also to blame when they decide to unload their rucksacks and make the place look like a rubbish tip. Well done to those walkers …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/06/scafell-pike-summit-a-high-point-of-the-day-or-visit-to-to-local-tip/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/06/bbc-article-on-using-a-photo-to-locate-a-casualty/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/05/a-grough-article-on-tuesday-nights-search/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/2011/04/mountain-rescue-awareness-day-press-release/