Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team

Since 1953

Every hour of every day

The team is on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including Christmas, whatever the weather

Funded by you

Kendal MSRT is funded entirely from donations. It costs around £50,000 per year to run the team

Rescuing those in need

Since 1953, Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue team has been searching for and helping those in difficulty

More than mountains

Kendal MSRT assists the emergency services in a variety of ways, including urban searches and swift water rescue


Every team member is a volunteer. Members have to train, check equipment and fundraise; all in addition to rescuing people from the hill

Regular training

The team train together at least twice a month, with further courses in specialist areas. We train a wide range of skills from medical care to off road driving


The team has 2 Land Rovers, 1 Toyota Hilux and a Ford Transit forward control vehicle

Hillgoing members

The team aims to have 40 members at any one time, although this can fluctuate.

Callouts per year

We are being called out more and more. 2015 was a record for us

Kendal Mountain Search & Rescue Team is registered charity number 1125680. We are reliant entirely on donations to provide our service free of charge to the public.


Kendal Mountain Search & Rescue Team is a company limited by guarantee. Our company number is 06666537. Our address is Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RH.


In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for Cumbria Police, followed by Mountain Rescue. Do not attempt to contact the team through this site. For all other enquiries, contact the secretary.

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