Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team - Latest News

New Base Progress – May 2017

Only a week into the new build and things are starting to take shape on the ground. There is the outline of the new building, the car park and in the adjoining part of the field the ground is being prepared for the ground source heat pump array.

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May Crag Training in Wasdale

Great weather on the slopes of Middle Fell for crag training, albeit a little chilly on the Northern side of the Wasdale valley. The 3-station round-robin training session took in setting up belays, lowering systems and casualty handling on steep ground.

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New Base – Contract Signed

At the Baker Mallett offices in Westlakes last week, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team signed a contract to build a purpose-designed new base near Gosforth in Copeland. This is the next step to bringing the new base concept to reality and follows an allocation from the Copeland Community Fund (CCF) of £218,043, earmarked funding from the Lake …

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2016 Statistics Available

Duty Team Leader Paul Cook has analysed last year’s incident statistics. You can read his report here.

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Apprentices Donate

2nd year apprentices from Energus made a donation of £351.58 to the team last month.

Each year they select 3 charities to raise funds for, which they have been doing for the last 4 years.

The cheque was presented by Abigail Elsworth, she was one of a 8 apprentices who got involved with the charity work this year,

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Lords Rake Update

The perched block at the top of Lords Rake has fragmented and is now in bits close to where it was stuck. There are some loose boulders where it was standing. The largest bit looks to be fairly well bedded into the scree. The rake itself is just as loose as ever.

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New Base Funding

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (WMRT) has today been informed that its application to the Copeland Community Fund for a significant proportion of the cost towards a new base for WMRT has been successful.

It has taken a significant amount of work to achieve this funding, from team members and a number of personnel external to …

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Sad News

The team’s only remaining search dog, Ollie, died recently after a short illness. He was 9 years old.

For at least the last 35 years the team has always had one or more search dogs, and between them, they have attended hundreds of searches in the team’s patch, Wasdale and Eskdale, as well as the …

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Lingmell Dash Results

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Lingmell Dash 2015 – Saturday 25th July

British Championship Race From Wasdale Head Inn to the summit of Lingmell (and back)

Entry lists updated with Race Numbers 17th July.

Because of the sensitivity towards large Sporting events in the Wasdale Valley, we have limited the total number of runners to 350.

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