Andy Caple

Retired (early) from teaching and fire & rescue and is really pleased they wanted an old chap to supplement the youth on the team. Moved to the lakes in November 2010. Loves anything active, classic motor sport and grandchildren. Team Secretary and Deputy Team Leader.

Andy Woodhead

Andy has been involved with the team since 2009. He previously lived in the comparably arid Wiltshire and moved to the area in 2006 to make better use of his webbed feet and to get out in the mountains. He works as a Technician at the Brathay Trust, a local youth and development training charity.

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Ashely Cooper Team Chairperson

Ash Cooper

In 1986 Ash became the first person to climb all the 3000 feet peaks in Great Britain and Eire in one continuous, solo expedition. A feet that involved climbing over half a million feet of ascent and walking over 1200 miles. It has not been repeated in the intervening 26 years. The event raised £14,000 for the British Leprosy Relief Association. Ash joined the team in 1993 and has served as both team secretary and chairman. for the last ten years Ash has travelled all around the world recording the impacts of climate change and runs the world's only climate change photo agency.
Langdale/Ambleside MRT Dave Barrington

Dave Barrington

Former Team Leader of Rossendale and Pennine MRT. Looks after the teams merchadising and fundraising events.

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Gareth Barrington

Gareth Barrington

Police Officer and responsible for team radios. Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Geoff Bowen

Geoff Bowen

Founder member and retired GP

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Graham Lobb

Graham Lobb

Graham left the Army in 2007 after nearly 20 years service in order to pursue a lifestyle change in the Lake District and now runs a guest house and self catering business in Windermere.  Interests outside of mountain rescue include competing in mountain marathons, mountain biking and trying but failing repeatedly to teach himself to play the guitar. 

Married to Janett who is a solicitor.  Graham became a team member in Dec 2009 and is responsible for ensuring there are enough pies to eat at the end of a rescue. Graham is also a Swiftwater Rescue Technician.

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Jo Dyson

Jo Dyson

Police Officer

John Leadbetter

John is a Senior Project/Technical Engineer with a specialist Offshore Oil & Gas company. He has been involved in Mountain Rescue for over 20 years, firstly with Duddon & Furness MRT and then recently moved to LAMRT.

Les Gordon

Consultant Anaesthetist. Helps with medical training and all things medical/technical.

Liz Mallabon

University Lecturer.

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Lucy Noble

Lucy Noble

Outdoor Instructor and adventurer. Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Langdale/Ambleside MRT, Mark Bains

Mark Bains

Mark is Development Manager for the Grasmere-based Wordsworth Trust. He joined the team in 2007, and became Secretary and team bureaucrat in 2008 after making the mistake of admitting to owning his own pen. A letter from Mark was an event to remember and cherish. Mark is now Team Chair, but he is still using the same pen. He is also a Swiftwater Rescue Technician. When in the water he chooses a pencil.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler

Matt has worked as an outdoor activities instructor since 2007. With a passion for rock climbing, mountaineering and jumping off waterfalls he was soon drawn to the Lakes, and is now deputy manager of the local indoor climbing wall.
Langdale/Ambleside MRT Mo Richards

Mo Richards MBE

Although Mo started going out on rescues with the Team in 1970, she didn't  actually become a team member officially

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Nick Fayers, SARDA

Nick Fayers

Nick joined the team in 1993. In that time he has trained two search dogs or is it they’ve trained him? Sam is his current search dog, a very friendly tri-colour border collie who likes to sleep upside down. Nick spends his spare time trying to keep out of mischief with his family.

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Nick Owen, Team Leader

Nick Owen

Nick joined the team in 1992 after a few years with Kendal MRT, while living in Kendal. He manages a hostel in the Langdale valley. In any spare time he has, Nick enjoys climbing, swimming, cycling, and being rubbish at triathlons.

He has served the team in a training role, as Equipment Officer, Deputy Team Leader and has been Team Leader since 2005. He is also responsible for the team's website, being a master at copying and pasting, and where his inability to spell or proof read finds a very special home.

Nick Wright

Nick Wright

Paramedic specialising in remote healthcare, who runs a medical training and event medic company. Training Office and Deputy Team Leader

Olly Benson

Olly Benson

Olly is originally from Yorkshire so first developed his passion for the fells as a young boy navigating through the mist and rain in the Dales.

Over time walking developed into fellrunning, which progressed to climbing and mountaineering in the Lake District, Scotland and the Alps.

Paul Burke

Police Officer and Facebook minder

Paul Davies - Support member

General Practicioner, assisting with team training and medical policies.

Phil Kirby

Phil is a photographer specialising in Trail Races, when his day job as a courier doesn't get in the way. His first contact with the team was way back in the seventies when they were called out to assist one of his school party. It's taken him a while to get involved …

Phil Seddon - Support member

Paramedic. Helps with medical training.

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Rob Brookes

Rob Brookes - Support member

Technical support for all things radios, GPS tracking and electronic jiggery pokery. Used to work for Boots, the Chemist.

You can always tell when Rob's been in the base, because of the solder on the carpet!

Robert Collyer

Sound and vibration engineer. Swift water rescue technician. Loves the great outdoors and interested in anything that wobbles. Robert is also Communication Officer. 

Langdale/Ambleside MRT Roger Pickup, SARDA

Roger Pickup

Roger is team Treasurer and one of the Deputy Leaders.

He is also a member of Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dog Association (LDMRSA) and is currently training his third search dog, Ted, a tricolour border collie.

In his spare time he is a Lancaster University microbiologist with interests transmission of infectious diseases from the environment to humans and he travels a lot.

Sarah Anderson

Sarah is an Upland Footpath Ranger with the National Trust. Her passage in to the team has nothing to do with her cake baking skills...

Steve Pendered


Steve's (Northampton), college (Nottingham), party, graduate, work, work, work,  married, kids, work, work, family, work, work, work. Interspersed as much as possible with skiing and fell-walking. Bio. to 2005? – too much work!!


Una Gordon

Retired, Team Member since 2012. Loves all things outdoors and helping to train the rescue dogs

Will Betts

Will is manager at YHA Windermere