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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 then joined Kendal MRT and his knowledge of search management was invaluable, passing on his extensive experience to the up and coming search managers, not only within the team but across mountain rescue. His favourite tipple whenever socialising with the team was always a fine single malt whisky. We shall all raise a glass this weekend and remember the good times whilst offering our condolences to his family and close friends. Per Ardua Ad Astra Harry, “Through Adversity to the Stars”

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

Visit to the Forum Group

Team member Tony gave a talk to the Forum Group at the Athenaeum Hall in Leasgill today. The presentation was split into two halves with a look around M4 during the coffee break. We would like to thank the Forum for the kind donation that they presented after the talk. Continue Reading

Testing Eric

Testing Eric

We have now had our new control vehicle (Eric) for 3 months. Today was an opportunity for two team members to further test its communication systems so as to enhance our operational capability. Using the inbuilt repeater system we set up next to Cartmel church and using M4 set off to various locations along the… Continue Reading

Christmas Cheer with Harrison Drury

Christmas Cheer with Harrison Drury

This year, the team has been Harrison Drury Solicitors’ chosen charity. Last night team members Dave, Kath and Tony were invited to their Christmas drinks social evening. We were presented with a cheque and further donations raised during the year. Fund raising activities included the 3 Peaks Challenge and a concert by the company’s own… Continue Reading

Northern Sky Release

Northern Sky Release

The team would like to wish Northern Sky good luck with the cd release tomorrow 23/11/18. The Kendal group have been instrumental this year in raising funds for the team via gigs and personal challenges. An ideal stocking filler. Continue Reading

Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival weekend proved to be as popular as ever. Members of the team and searchdog Skye were happy to be out and about meeting people. We also had the priviledge once again to lead the 10k runners for the start of the fell race after they had been set off by Jonathan Brownlee.… Continue Reading

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