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Latest Incidents

Wetherlam Edge 21st March 2015 11:20hrs 10/2015

Wetherlam Edge 21st March 2015 11:20hrs 10/2015

Although the afternoon was dry, sunny and warm, it was cool on the north side of Wetherlam where the rescue took place

We were initially called to attend an incident in the Tilberthwaite/Wetherlam area where a hiker had fallen 30ft. The extent of his....

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Dow Crag 18th March 2015 16:36hrs 9/2015

Dow Crag 18th March 2015 16:36hrs 9/2015

It was a relatively calm, mild afternoon with hazy sunshine embracing the fells, clearing more on the tops as time went on.

The team was tasked with assisting a female climber who had been descending with friends from the ridge of Dow Crag, into the ....

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Claife Heights 8th March 2015 14.07hrs 8/2015

Claife Heights 8th March 2015 14.07hrs 8/2015

It was a dry afternoon with a mixture of sunny intervals and cloud.

The Team was called to help a female runner who had been participating in an orienteering event on Claife Heights, when she slipped on rock injuring her ankle.

The first lan....

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Black Fell 21st February 2015 13:26hrs 7/2015

Black Fell 21st February 2015 13:26hrs 7/2015

The afternoon was dry with sunny spells and intermittent cloud. There was a steady breeze.

We were asked to go to the aid of a boy who had fallen whilst scrambling up rock. He and his family had been making their way up Black Fell which rises above S....

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Wetherlam17th February 2015 11:25hrs 6/2015

Wetherlam17th February 2015 11:25hrs 6/2015

Although the valleys were mainly dry and clear, the fells were initially covered in mist with strong cold winds. The mist cleared early afternoon.

The team was called to assist a male walker who was suffering from extremely bad cramp and could not mo....

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

 

 

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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.

CMRT Online Shop......

Our Online Shop ..... recently updated the shop items, please take a look.... thanks for your support..

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Mountain Rescue awareness day.....

 

 
 Al dogs MR day

Many of the team and support group spent the day (Sunday 4th May) at the TIC in Coniston as we as up at the Fell Gate.....

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Jon Tatham raising money for CMRT

 

 
 Jon Tatham

Jon Tatham is kindly donating £5 to CMRT for every print sold..... more information can be found at

http://www.jontatham.com/#!fell-race-posters/cifa


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 FOUND!!!!!

 

 
 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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Lakeland Trails....... Coniston 5th October

 

 
 LT Marathon 2-13-3

The weather shone once more for this years Lakeland Trail in and around Coniston last Saturday....

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Top of the Hill Challenge......

 

 
 Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes and 50 fellow walkers complete the Top of the Hill Challenge.....

For those who joined the walk last year, they will remember a week of rain preceding a beautiful day of walking on the Saturday of the Top of the Hill Challenge.


This year, it had also been raining for most of the week, but on the day as people arrived in Coniston Village, the enthusiasm built up as the rain held off. ......

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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...

 

 
 Long service - low res

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......

 

 
 Bute SARDA training low res

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

 

 
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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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