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Latest Incidents

Torver Back Common 11th April 2014 12:41hrs 12/2014

Torver Back Common 11th April 2014 12:41hrs 12/2014

It was a dry, fairly sunny day, with light cloud.

The North West Ambulance Service requested our assistance with the evacuation of a gentleman. He had slipped somewhere in the vicinity of the Cumbria Way, near the shoreline west of Coniston Water. On....

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Holme Fell 5th April 2014 14:24hrs 11/2014

Holme Fell 5th April 2014 14:24hrs 11/2014

The weather was wet and misty but mild.

Two reports had been received by the police about shouts for help heard from a man up on Oxen Fell/Holme Fell. The team was able to meet up with one of the people who had reported the incident and was directed ....

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Grizedale Forest 19th March 2014 16:32hrs 10/2014

Grizedale Forest 19th March 2014 16:32hrs 10/2014

The weather was dry but cloudy.

The team was called out to search for a couple who had become lost in Grizedale Forest. They were getting a little anxious.

Unfortunately we were unable to obtain a location point vi....

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Wasdale 12th March 2014 05:13hrs 9/2014

Wasdale 12th March 2014 05:13hrs 9/2014

 

The day remained dry, sunny and mild with cloudless skies.

The team was asked to assist Duddon & Furness MRT and  Wasdale MRT with the search for a missing walker. The search itself had commenced late the previous evening when....

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Goats Water 11th March 2014 14:20hrs 8/2014

Goats Water 11th March 2014 14:20hrs 8/2014

It was a mild, sunny and dry afternoon.

The team was alerted to a gentleman who had been descending off the fell from Goats Hawse along the main track to Goats water. He was with a large Rambling party when he had slipped, resulting in a fractured fi....

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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.......!!

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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Photo from 1954 surfaces.......

 

 
 Training 1954 - low res

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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