Mountain Rescue in Wasdale
Wasdale Mountain Rescue
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has been assisting people in the western fells for 50 years, since its formation in 1968, and is one of the twelve teams in the Lake District Search and Rescue Association.
The team exists of 40 fell going volunteers/base operators and each year responds to around 100 ‘999’ calls from the police to rescue people who are injured or lost in the local mountains. The Team also assists other organisations when requested. An example, in December 2015, was the rescue of people affected during the severe flooding caused by Storm Desmond. As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation WMRT is totally reliant on donations for its funding and provides a free 24-hour per day, 365 days a year service to the public and is tasked primarily by Cumbria Constabulary, which has primacy of search and rescue for inland areas.
The Team operates in a geographical area that covers principally the Wasdale and Eskdale valleys but extends over Cold Fell towards the coast in the north and onto Ulpha Fell in the south.
England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is part of our area and is the scene for many rescues.
Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team
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