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Latest Incidents

Brim Fell 2nd July 2015 16:42hrs 30/2015

Brim Fell 2nd July 2015 16:42hrs 30/2015

Lower down the weather was dry and clear, but the tops were wet, windy and misty.

The team was called out to help two male walkers who had become disorientated in mist whilst trying to find the track up to The Old Man of Coniston. They had actually a....

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Grizedale Forest 28th June 2015 20:26hrs 29/2015

Grizedale Forest 28th June 2015 20:26hrs 29/2015

It was a mild, dry and still evening, perfect for the midges which dined well on us!

We were called to provide NWAS (North West Ambulance Service) with medical support and subsequent evacuation for two motor cyclists. One had been on a motorbike and ....

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Ashgill Quarry 27th June 2015  16:10hrs 28/2015

Ashgill Quarry 27th June 2015 16:10hrs 28/2015

The weather remained sunny with intermittent cloud and still warm.

Whilst packing away the equipment from the Dow Crag rescue back in to the vehicles, we received another call out, this time to a female who had fallen in to a quarry.

Since h....

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Dow Crag 27th June 2015 13:45 hrs 27/2015

Dow Crag 27th June 2015 13:45 hrs 27/2015

The weather was sunny with intermittent cloud and warm.

A gentleman on Dow Crag fell whilst climbing the Abrahams Route.  It was reported that he was still attached to the rope.

Whilst the team was being deployed, RAF Leeming Mountain Re....

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Seathwaite Tarn area 21st June 201518:27 hrs 26/2015

Seathwaite Tarn area 21st June 201518:27 hrs 26/2015

The evening was cloudy with heavy showers, although these subsided later. It was cold and very windy on the fell tops.

The team went to the assistance of two walkers who had become disorientated in mist whilst descending the Old Man of Coniston. Unpr....

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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........

 

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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........

 

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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.

Bridgedale supports MR....

 

 
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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.....

 

 
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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!!!!!

 

 
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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

 

 
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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....

 

 
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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....

 

 
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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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