Training sessions

Peer Review

Peer Review

Team training on Sunday was also the culmination of Kendal MRT’s Peer Review. We are only the second team in the Lakes (Wasdale MRT the first) to undergo this process which is designed to allow teams to evaluate their Mountain Rescue practises in both practical and administrative areas. With guidance from MREW Peer Reviewers, the… Continue Reading

Stretchers and boulders

Team training for April included a ride out to Longsleddale followed by stretcher handling in and out of vehicles, Casualty Care and rigging techniques. This was followed by a rescue scenario encompassing aspects of the days training. Continue Reading

Search and medical training

Search and medical training

This month, the team combined search and medical for a training exercise in Staveley. A scenario was set with a reported missing fell runner. The team had to put together a search plan using team members and one of our search dogs. With the casualty found, our focus switched to treating the casualty for hypothermia… Continue Reading

Lakes winter training

Lakes winter training

For this month’s team training day we sneaked over to Patterdale’s patch to hunt out some snow to practise in. We settled for Keppel Cove and managed to get a few hours of worthwhile skill sets ticked off. Continue Reading

Joint Training

Joint Training

As part of the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association, we work closely with other teams in the area. This month we visited the base of the Langdale and Ambleside team to compare kit and learn the layout of each others’ vehicles. Continue Reading

Off road driving

While most of the team were in Scotland, those left behind took the opportunity to practice off road driving techniques in some very challenging conditions. Continue Reading

Scotland winter training

Scotland winter training

To prepare the team for dealing with rescues in winter conditions, each year we head up to Scotland to practice winter skills and learn about avalanches. This year, the weather was especially brutal, with winds exceeding 140mph on Cairngorm summit during the weekend. Continue Reading

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