Category Archives: Team news

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

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

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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