A blast from the past..!
Thu, 9th May 2013, 23:01
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!!
Fri, 19th April 2013, 00:00
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, 17:13
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, 21:59
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, 20:59
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, 16:36
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, 20:20
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, 10:09
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.
Wed, 28th March 2012, 21:05
We've created a 'word cloud' using a bit of jiggery pokery. It shows the frequency with which words appear in the text of the website incident reports.
A little bit of fun!
Sun, 4th March 2012, 18:57
Following the tragic death of team member, Michael (Mic) Machell, a fund has been established to assist young mountaineers in gaining experience to take them forward.
Although in the early stages of being established, it has already recieved a number of substantial donations from Mike's family, friends and LAMRT colleagues.
For further details, watch this space.
Mon, 16th January 2012, 20:22
Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was deeply saddened at the news of the death of Michael Machell, one of its former members, in a climbing accident in California on 14 January. He travelled to America to study for a year at Berkely University.
Navigation by mobile phone
Fri, 20th May 2011, 20:50
We have now dealt with a number of incidents where people have become lost using a mobile phone to navigate. These devices may well work if the right mapping is installed, and the instructions have been fully understood, but otherwise risk being worse than useless. They also drain batteries significantly faster than when using the phone only.. BEWARE!! Car sat-navs are equally useless.. The less preparation you make, the more likely you are to spend a cold, miserable, wet night out on the fells!
Sun, 8th May 2011, 20:16
We are deeply saddened to report that searchdog Beinn tragically died at the age of 6 years. Handler, Roger and Beinn had attended over 100 callouts in 3 years and had made some fantastic finds, undoubtedly saving the lives of those involved. Beinn will be much missed by the team and our best wishes go out to Beinn's many friends. He will be as much missed foraging for biscuit crumbs around base as he will be out on the hill....
Einich and Joy make the grade
Sat, 16th April 2011, 18:29
Team member, Joy Grindrod and dog Einich have passed their final assessment and are now fully qualified as Search Dog and handler. Congratulations to both.
Sat, 19th March 2011, 14:38
It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that long time team member, Graham Hartley, has died. Graham served as an active team member for many years and then in a pastoral role. He will be very much missed.
Graham's funeral will take place at HolyTrinity Church, Chapel Stile, on Tuesday 29th March
MBE for Mo
Tue, 4th January 2011, 12:44
The team is delighted to announce that long serving team member, Mo Richards has been awarded an MBE for her service to mountain rescue.
Book and film now available to buy....
Sun, 3rd October 2010, 17:08
Copies of DVD 'Between the Stones' and our book, 'Light on the Fell' are now available. DVD is £10 and book, £19.95... P&P incl. Send a cheque payable to LAMRT to Langdale/Ambleside MRT, Lowfold, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 9HX....The book is a celebration of the last , and first(!), 40 years of the team, with Annual Report snippets, photos and experiences. The DVD is the work of team member, Joy Grindrod, and is two years in the life of the team. It features footage from rescues, training and interviews with team members and casualties.
Thu, 10th June 2010, 11:58
The first Ambleside Mountain Festival will include the premier of the Team's new film 'Between The Stones'.