News Archive - April 2013

A welcome visitor

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. http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2013/04/03/jacks-rake-fall-boy-tom-list...

Brian Morgan

Brian Morgan
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!