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Latest Incidents

Thurston 28th July 2015 17:01hrs 35/2015

Thurston 28th July 2015 17:01hrs 35/2015

The afternoon was showery and cool for the time of year.

The Team was called out to a young female who had collapsed on the lake shore near Thurston Outdoor Education Centre, on the north east side of the lake.

One land rover was quickly disp....


Lawson Park 24th July 2015 19:18hrs 34/2015

Lawson Park 24th July 2015 19:18hrs 34/2015

The evening was dry and quite mild.

The North West Ambulance Service called us out to attend to a serious Mountain Biking incident above Lawson Park in Grizedale Forest. A male cyclist had hit rough ground and came off his bike, travelling about 10 m....


Claife Heights 20th July 2015 17:52hrs 33/2015

Claife Heights 20th July 2015 17:52hrs 33/2015

It was a dry afternoon with sunny intervals and cloud.

We received a request from the North West Ambulance Service again, to go to the aid of a gentleman suffering from severe abdominal pain. He had been walking near Wise Een Tarn, a pretty location ....


Grizedale Forest 13th July 2015 18:47hrs 32/2015

Grizedale Forest 13th July 2015 18:47hrs 32/2015

It was a warm clear evening.

The North West Ambulance Service requested our assistance with the evacuation of a young male mountain biker who had come off his bike whilst negotiating the Black Trail in Grizedale Forest.

Two land rovers were ....


Swirl How 12th July 2015 14:27hrs 31/2015

Swirl How 12th July 2015 14:27hrs 31/2015

The afternoon was dry and sunny, with intermittent cloud and breezy on the tops.

A walker heading up towards the Old Man of Coniston, called the police reporting that he had heard shouts for help coming from Swirl How. He thought someone had fal....


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Cumbria's High Sheriff pays a visit........


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On the evening of Thursday 14th May, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team welcomed Sam Rayner Esq., High Sheriff of Cumbria to their Headquarters in Coniston to view the Team in action on a training session.


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Lee & Lesley's mammoth challenge........


 Lee  Leslie

Team member and 1st Hawkshead Scout Leader Lee Harris and his co-worker and fellow Scout Leader Lesley McCartney managed their final ascent of The Old Man of Coniston on Sunday 17th May just before midday. The pair had successfully climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest - 8848 metres within a week, just by climbing up and down The Old Man, which is 803 metres above sea level.

They started their epic climbs on 11th May and went up and down the mountain over 14 times to reach their Everest equivalent. On the climbs they met a variety of people including several groups of Gurkhas, which perhaps was fitting given the Everest theme of their adventure.

Lee & Lesley were joined on various ascents by friends and colleagues from Coniston MRT. The final ascent saw the intrepid pair set off with a few other MRT members, and others meeting them on the way and a few more colleagues and supporters waiting at the summit, where they enjoyed a glass of bubbly to celebrate.

United Utilities visit CMRT........



Some members of the Team were happy to welcome John Hilton, Carl Sanders and Ken Longshaw of United Utilities for a visit to the Team’s HQ in Coniston.

United Utilities kindly donated the cost of training our off-road drivers last November & December, helping us to stay safe when we’re negotiating mountain tracks (or mountain sides!) on our way to, or from a casualty.

They were presented with certificates of appreciation for their commitment to helping with our ongoing training requirements, and there was a good crack over a brew about various incidents we have attended.

Blue light training weekend....


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If anyone was wondering what all the noise was about over the course of the weekend (sorry about that..) apart from two call outs within 1 1/2 hours of each other, which we can not plan for.....six more team members where carrying out their blue light training and assessment.

This is a regular ongoing training for all designated drivers having a classroom element as well as practical out on the local roads.

Bridgedale supports MR....


 Bridgedale Logo New Black low res

Over the last six months Bridgedale (the UKs leading technical sock brand) has agreed sponsorship support with each of the 10 Mountain Rescue Teams based in the Lake District providing socks for all team members to ensure they experience day long comfort whatever the weather when the call comes.....

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Another 65 years.....


 John Rob 40 yearsRoy 25 years

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team recently celebrated another 65 years of service!!

John Robinson has notched up 40 years and Roy Lake 25.......!!

Photo from 1954 surfaces.......


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CMRT Training in 1954 -  this photo has recently been sent to us by a gentlemen who took it when on holiday staying with a friend who was a team member at the time and joined in with a training exercise held at Raven Crag, above Yewdale Beck.



 Pip 2 - low res

Pip was found safe and well high up on Torver Back Common with her extendable lead tangled in the bracken......

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Hodge Close - Training


 Hodge training - Shep

Team were training at Hodge Close last night...... some didn't want to get their trousers wet.....

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140 years of service...


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Coniston Mountain Rescue Team recently held an evening of celebration for three of their members who between them had given 140 years of service. Anthony Robinson and Malcolm Grindrod joined the Team on the same day in February 1963 and Trevor Walker joined in June 1973 giving 50 years and 40 years’ service respectively.

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SARDA Teams head for the Hills......


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The Two Coniston SARDA handlers along with 5 other graded and one pair of trainees headed for the hills this weekend for training....

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Church Beck training....


 Church beck training


Team use warm weather to train in Church Beck, looking at a canyoning accident scenario ......

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CMRT rescue one of their own....


 Bute rescue 2 - low res



A rescue with a difference.....

Last Friday (15th February 2013) one of our team members and her SARDA dog were out for walk round Levers water.......

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The Coppermines



The Coppermines

Many of our cottages in the lake district are over 100 years old; and most have been sympathetically restored and refurbished to a high standard. Many have outstanding views, log fires, exposed beams, antique furniture, quality, great character, walks from the door, and some even have private jetties for lake access!.

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