Training is required by all hill-going team members to maintain a level of fitness and preparedness. We may have to test new equipment or to practise regular rescue techniques. Exercises are held twice monthly, maybe at night, and of course go ahead irrespective of the weather.
First Aid training is a regular feature, both at the team’s base and on the fell. Many team members hold the Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) Casualty Care Certificate which equips them to deal with diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury effectively.
In recent years, the team has also started to train members as Swift Water Rescue technicians. This enables us to respond to incidents in rivers and during flooding, such as in December 2015.
You can read about the training that the team has recently undertaken.