MBE for Johnny Graham
Wed, 31st December 2014, 13:21
The team are delighted to be able to congratulate Johnny Graham on his award of an MBE for services to mountain rescue.
Johnny has been a team member since the teams formation in 1970 and was a member of Ambleside Fell Rescue Team before that.
Best guess is that Johnny will have been involved in over 1500 rescues..
Nice One Johnny!!
Presentation of donation from The Sunday Walking Club
Sun, 2nd November 2014, 16:22
A donation of in excess of £600 was raised by the Sunday Walking Club, Preston. We rescued one of their members from Fairfield and this was their way of saying thanks. It is much appreciated. Members then set off for a walk, complete with our ex-casualty, now recovered. It's great to hear a happy ending.
Presentation of the team's work
Tue, 12th August 2014, 15:52
A pictorial presentation and talk about the team's work.. http://www.zeffirellis.com/livemusic/listing/mid-week-at-zeffs
Donation in memory of Matthew Jordan
Wed, 6th August 2014, 13:03
The team recently received a visit by the family and friends of Matthew Jordan. Matthew tragically died in March, and the team were heavily involved in the search for him.
They were given a base tour, and got to see the team dealing with an incident which occurred while they were there.
They presented the team with a cheque for £7500, which we will share with Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, eights of whose dogs and handlers were involved
Sun, 1st June 2014, 13:17
Fifteen members of the Norske Folkenhjelp spent two of their three days in England with us. On Thursday we showed them round our base, demonstrated some of our gear and explained how we worked. Some ventured up Helvellyn and on to Striding Edge to sample English mountain walking at its finest. On Saturday we organised a mock rescue exercise for them to take part in. A 'casualty' was treated and evacuated from steep ground high above Kirkstone Pass, and a wide range of our medical kit and technical kit was used.
Tue, 15th April 2014, 10:41
Zeffirellis present Downhill, the movie.. looks like fun and the team benefits! Tuesday 27th May 7pm reception 8pm film Thanks for the support.
Thu, 28th November 2013, 16:43
The team is saddended to hear of the recent death of former team leader and president, Stewart Hulse. Stewart was a founder member of the team an served for many years. Upon retirement from active mountain rescue, Stewart continued his support for the service with high profile campaigns to remove VAT charges from teams.There will be a service to remember Stewart and celebrate his life at St Martin's church in Bowness on Saturday 7th December
Could you save a life..?
Tue, 27th August 2013, 14:39
Could you save a life...if someone collapsed in front of you and stopped
A blast from the past..!
Thu, 9th May 2013, 22:01
We were recently recontacted by a casualty we rescued back in 2009. The gentleman suffered a very serious leg injury when he ws hit by rockfall in Eassy Gully on Pavey Ark. He was able to report that finally, 4 years later, he had been able to make it up to Easedale Tarn and Styhead Tarn. He had undergone pioneering surgery, and a lengthy rehabilitation. Great news!!
Thu, 18th April 2013, 23:00
Brian was born in Preston in 1948 and first encountered the Lake District as a young boy when his father took him fishing there. Brian volunteered as a mountain rescuer at the age of 18 while serving an apprenticeship with British Aerospace. The quote from their internal paper, ‘Airframe’ states that he’d approached a mentor and told him that he’d “like to do something useful with my spare time”. He joined the South Ribble MRT, which became Bowland Pennine MRT. At that point, I doubt he had ANY idea what he was letting himself in for!
A welcome visitor
Sat, 6th April 2013, 16:13
We had a very welcome visitor to our base yesterday by the name of Tom Lister.
Tom was 13 when he fell from Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark last July, sparking a huge rescue operation. Tom’s father said his son looked so badly injured after his fall that he thought he was dead. But the teenager is almost completely recovered from injuries he suffered in the 60m fall.
It was great to see him on top form and for him to meet team members who had been involved in his rescue.
Two upcoming fundraising events
Wed, 17th October 2012, 20:59
Mary McCormick is raising funds for LAMRT and Bowland Pennine MRT through a sponsored walk on the ‘Discover Challenge: trek the Himalayas from Pokhara to Kathmandu’. Mary is 74 years old, a keen walker and loves a challenge. Three years ago she went through surgery to remove half of the left lung due to lung cancer. This makes climbing in the Himalayas a real challenge for her. She says that she has great admiration for Mountain Rescue teams wherever they are, as she has had experience of being brought down a mountain in France on a skiing accident.
A poem from rescue 65
Fri, 7th September 2012, 19:59
BEST DAY OUT ON THE FELLS THIS SUMMER........
Thank you LAMRT
For coming out to rescue me.
I won't say I enjoyed the ride,
But sledging down the mountainside,
With a new view of Pike O' Stickle
(Which made me feel slightly sick)
Was quite an interesting way
To end a lovely sunny day.
Thanks for the warmth, the jokes, the skill
To get me safely off the hill.
You got there quickly, thanks again
For saving me from stress and pain,
But most of all my thanks are due
To every single one of you
For giving yo
Nights are drawing in...
Tue, 28th August 2012, 15:36
It might only be the end of August (at the time of writing) but it is much cooler outside, even without the wind and rain, and there's noticably less daylight by 7 pm.. Time to check you've packed those waterproofs and check the batteries in you torch. Of course, we both know they've been in your hill bag all summer 'just in case', but just to be sure...?
Mike Matchell Memorial Fund (Mike's FUnd)
Mon, 11th June 2012, 19:20
This fund is aimed primarily at providing small grants to help disadvantaged young people take part in sport or foreign travel.
How much can you apply for?
• Maximum grant will normally be £500 over one year
Who can apply?
• Young people between 11 and 21 and organisations working with young people. Applications from individuals should set out how and why a trip will benefit them.
This is a means tested grants programme.
Trainee search dog, Ted makes grade 2
Mon, 16th April 2012, 09:09
Ted is now a full SARDA trainee search dog after passing a somewhat belated obedience test and has officially moved from grade 1 to grade 2.