• A blog from a recent rescue

    Tue, 27/09/2022 - 15:56

    The husband of one of our recent casualties shared his experiences with us 


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  • Long service awards

    Thu, 18/06/2020 - 10:19

    We are delighted to be able to present plaques made by team member Chris Brammall, to Mo Richards, Geoff Bowen and Dave Barrington to recognise more than 50 years service each to mountian rescue. 


    In Geoff and Mo's case it's been with LAMRT. In Dave's case it's jointly with LAMRT and Rossendale Pendle MRT.


    Team members joined the presentation via a video call to pass on their congratulations and best wishes

  • Statement by Cumbria Police re COVID 19

    Sat, 21/03/2020 - 18:15

    COVID-19: Now is not the time for tourism

    Would-be tourists are being urged not to travel to the Lakes or other Cumbrian holiday destinations as the county urges people to follow Government advice aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus.

    Now that pubs, restaurants, cafes and non-essential shops and visitor attractions have been advised to close, the Lake District is no longer conducting business as usual.

    Whilst it is encouraging that the Highways Agency have reported fewer vehicle journeys than normal, it is clear that we, along with other tourist areas such as Cornwall, Wales and Scotland, are continuing to experience an influx of travelling visitors.
    The message comes from Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery, the Chair of the Cumbria Local Resilience Forum - which is responsible for the multi-agency response to civil emergencies - and follows the Government steps taken yesterday to reduce the spread of coronavirus by closing businesses such as pubs, cafes and gyms.
    He said: "Whilst we are looking at all measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, I must urge people living outside the county not to visit. A national emergency shut-down of businesses and schools is not an excuse for a holiday.

    "Cumbria County Council yesterday urged people to stay at home as far as possible to protect out NHS and save lives. I reiterate that advice and it is important that we all follow it.
    “The health, social care and emergency services in Cumbria are resourced to serve the 500,000 resident population and will be stretched to breaking point by this crisis. Large numbers of visitors will only place an additional burden on these hard-pushed professionals.
    "People are safest and their health and that of their families is best protected by staying at home and heeding advice on social distancing.
    “These are unprecedented times and our first priority is the protection of life. People's lives must come first."
  • First incident

    Sat, 01/02/2020 - 10:57

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the first incident the then newly formed Langdale Ambleside MRT attended

  • Team celebrates 50 years

    Tue, 28/01/2020 - 14:44

    The team recently featured on a brief news report about our 50th anniversary…;

  • Search dog Kitt

    Tue, 16/07/2019 - 10:36

    Sadly, Kitt died last night after a short illness.

    For those of you who might not know, Kitt was not only a great family pet but a LDMRSDA search dog attached to Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team between 2009 and 2015. She assisted with many rescues throughout the lakes, as well as one or two in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Scotland.

    Many of you will recall her on rescues, searches and training sessions. My most memorable ones include; searching for victims of the Cumbria shootings, locating a Japanese tourist who'd become lost in the mist on Heron Pike and her escape from her harness whilst on board a Sea King Helicopter, causing mild panic amongst the crew and a rather swift landing, as she crawled towards the cockpit!

    Thank you to all those people who hid, helped and generally made her life a succession of brilliant adventures.

    Kitt also accompanied Eddie Izzard for part of his multi-marathon run and was famous for bringing unfeasibly small sticks to throw

    Her passing leaves a void in our household but the Benson's can take some comfort in the knowledge that, as dogs lives go, her life was pretty amazing and certainly action packed.

  • Adventure Smart

    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:16

    We are delighted to have been involved in the development and launch of Adventure Smart UK and Adventure Smart Lake District Cumbria.

    This is an initiative designed to deliver consistent safety messages to a wider audience and is backed by LDNP, Cumbria Tourism and National Trust, amongst others.

    Take a look at and the hashtags #makeyourgooddaybetter and #beadventuresmart

  • Young recruits join the team

    Mon, 01/04/2019 - 15:18

    We're lowering the recruitment age for the team...

  • Kind donation

    Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:22

    We showed a young man around our base. He'd asked to visit after his dad took part in the Blue Light Walk. He very kindly donated some chocolate by way of a thank you
  • Mind Blue Light Walk

    Mon, 18/09/2017 - 21:24

    It was great to meet the guys from Mind Blue Light Walk as they passed through Ambleside on route to Blackpool, raising awareness of mental health issues within the blue light services, both paid and voluntary

  • New safety leaflet published

    Thu, 20/04/2017 - 07:44

    With help from Cicerone, Lakes teams have updated their safety leaflet and copies are being distributed

  • Peter Greenall

    Fri, 14/04/2017 - 16:29

    The team is saddened to announce the recent death of Vice President, Peter Greenall

    Peter was a Deputy Team Leader from the inception of the team in 1970 until 1972, then followed Syd Cross as Team Leader from 1973 to 1975

    Pete was variously an electrical engineer and also manager of Ambleside’s Climbers Shop. He was a very knowledgable climber and was renowned for his sense of humour

    Peter had retired to Spain, but remained team Vice President from 1977  until his death


    The team extends its best wishes to Peter’s family and friends

  • Donation from the Golden Rule

    Fri, 28/10/2016 - 20:44

    Many thanks to all consumers of Dizzy Blond at Ambleside's Golden Rule... 

  • Robinson's Brewery and Golden Rule support the team

    Sun, 24/07/2016 - 17:41

    Five pence from each pint of Dizzy Blond bought at The Golden Rule in Ambleside will go to the team

    Thanks to both for their support

  • Innovation award for Cumbrian mountain rescue

    Thu, 18/06/2015 - 22:02

    Nick Owen, LAMRT Team Leader was present at the recent Cumbria Tourism Awards to accept an award on behalf of ALL Lake's teams for their innovation in the use of modern technology, for the benefit of visitors to Cumbria.

    The award was created by sculptor, Chris Brammall, whose dad, Andy, was actually an LAMRT member and search dog handler in the past

  • Visitor to Lowfold

    Sat, 09/05/2015 - 17:36

    Almost a year on from his climbing fall, it was great to see Rick doing so well. Rick suffered a very serious head injury, along with chest injuries and was rescued in incident 35 of last year. 

    He recently got engaged and his friends and family raised a substantly donation at their party

    He presented the doantion along with his fiance and future mother-in-law

    He's slowly getting back to climbing after a  lengthy and tough recovery



  • Collection in aid of earthquake hit Nepal

    Wed, 29/04/2015 - 15:12

    Ambleside and Kirkstone Rotary are carrying out an emergency collect in aid of the people of earthquake hit Nepal.

    Hayes Garden World have kindly given permission for them to be there on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd.

    The times of collection will be 11.00 - 4.00 pm on Saturday, and 11.00 - 3.00 pm on Sunday.

  • MBE for Johnny Graham

    Wed, 31/12/2014 - 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, 02/11/2014 - 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.

  • Donation in memory of Matthew Jordan

    Wed, 06/08/2014 - 14:03

    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

  • Norske Folkenhjelp

    Sun, 01/06/2014 - 14:17

    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.



    The afternoon entertainment was provided by the inevitable rescue, where some of them joined us to deal with incident 38, while others sampled the heady pleasures of Ambleside outdoor shop and cafes.



    We got together again in the evening to sample some typical English food... a big pot of Chicken Tikka and some local Cumbria beer... some of them finished their visit by going to Blackpool on their way back to the airport!!

  • Movie Premier!!!

    Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:41

    Zeffirellis present Downhill, the movie.. looks like fun and the team benefits!

    Tuesday 27th May 7pm reception 8pm film

    Thanks for the support.


  • Sad news

    Thu, 28/11/2013 - 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, 27/08/2013 - 15:39

    Could you save a life...

    if someone collapsed in front of you and stopped breathing?


    Then come along to the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Base

    on one of the following dates for a 1 hour  taster course.

     This is FREE of charge.

    6.00 p.m. on:

    ·         Monday 2nd September

    ·         Tuesday 10th September

    ·         Tuesday 17th September

    ·         Monday 23rd September

    ·         Monday 30th September

    ·         Tuesday 8th October


    Just one hour of your time could save a life

    Meet some of the team, have a cup of tea and attend a short introduction to CPR.

    Remember, the more people that can perform effective CPR the more lives will be saved and it could be yours or one of your family.


    So we don’t over book please ring Andy on 07747 024691 to book a place.

    If you have to cancel please let me know as places are limited.


    We are opposite the Hayes garden centre on the A591.

    Our main entrance is from the car park by the public conveniences!


    This taster is open to:

    Team member’s family and friends, locals, holiday makers


    and anyone who can spare an hour.

  • A great fundraising effort by the staff of Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

    Sat, 08/06/2013 - 21:16

    The staff of Tom's school have undertaken a number of challenges to raise funds for the team following the rescue of Tom Lister after his fall from Jack's Rake last summer. See more of their efforts here: