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BAE Systems Present Cheque

BAE Systems Present Cheque

This evening we welcomed Cdr Iain Tough and Lt Adam Marfleet from BAE Systems Barrow, who along with fellow colleague and team member Scott, have been fund raising for the team. They presented a cheque for £1,010.00, which they raised as part of the K2B challenge, to team fundraising officer Neil. Iain and Adam were… Continue Reading

Remembering Harry

Remembering Harry

November 24th was a team training day in Kentmere. But more importantly for the team it was also our time to remember our friend and team member Harry who passed away earlier in the year. After a minutes silence some team members reflected on how Harry mentored them on the art of search management and… Continue Reading

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

Once again the team were only too pleased to lead out the competitors for the10k challenge run at this years Kendal Mountain Festival. It also gave us a chance to show off our new waterproof jackets which will be part of our new team kit supplied by Salewa. It is only through the generous donations… Continue Reading

Team AGM

Team AGM

On Wednesday 6th Nov the team held its AGM. Team Leader Dave (we reckon his searchdog Fern is better looking, hence the photo) was elected to serve a further term. Shane O was elected as Training Officer and onto the board of directors. Neil D was elected as Fundraising Officer. We thanked all three for… Continue Reading

Emergency Services Day

The team were proud to open up our base to the public today for emergency services day, along with the other blue light services in Busher Walk. It was a great opportunity to show members of the public around our base and talk about the work we do alongside the other services. Continue Reading

Sad Passing of Team Member

It is with deep sadness that Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team received the news of the passing of team stalwart Harry Ashcroft. Harry’s involvement in mountain rescue stretches back over 40 years. He was part of RAF Valley MRT and then Furness MRT, he remained when they formed as Duddon and Furness MRT. Harry… Continue Reading

Visit to Kendal Care Home

Visit to Kendal Care Home

Prior to the teams callout we visited Kendal Care Home for a chat about the work we do and allow the residents to look around our new vehicle. Needless to say Searchdog Skye proved to be very popular. But even she had to take 2nd billing as potential new recruit Jura stole the residents hearts. Continue Reading

Crosthwaite Primary School

Crosthwaite Primary School

This morning, team members Tony and Neil visited Crosthwaite CofE Primary School and talked to the Early yrs children about the role of Mountain Rescue. We then enlisted their help to rescue one of their teachers who was injured on “Crosthwaite mountain”. The alpacas in the next field seemed to enjoy the morning as well. Continue Reading

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