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28/11/14 At

14:44 Rescue. 37 yr old female had slipped on Knock Pike and injured her lower leg. The Team treated her on scene and stretchered her to a Team landrover. She was then driven to the nearest road and a waiting Ambulance.

11 Team members were involved for 2 hours. Kirkby Stephen were also assisted to assist.


22/11/14 at 04:30

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist three males, who had set out from Mardale Head earlier that evening with the intention of spending the night at Mosedale Cottage. Despite being well equipped, the group called for help as one of them was suffering from hypothermia and they had got lost in atrocious conditions with strong winds and thick fog. The Team was deployed along with search dog Dottie.

Patterdale MRT and Kendal MRT were also asked to assist in the search, along with four additional search dogs. As these additional personnel were responding, the group was found after a Team member heard a whistle being blown. After providing initial first aid, Team members escorted the walkers to Mosedale Cottage to warm them up and feed them. Despite being exhausted, the casualties were able to walk out with assistance, via Swindale. (10 Penrith Team members – plus search dog Dottie, were involved for 8 hours)




 27/10/14 at 01:35. When a group of teenagers got in trouble when their tents got damaged by bad weather and one of them started showing symptons of hypothermia.

On 28/10/14 another group of youngsters got in trouble whilst camping on Place Fell. Three teenagers were airlifted off the fell suffering from hypothermia.
















































The team operates from a purpose-built base in Penrith. It is a registered charity and one of eleven members of the Lake District Search and Rescue Association (LDSAMRA). In turn the LDSAMRA teams fall under the governing umbrella of Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW).The team is entirely funded by donations. All its members are unpaid volunteers, willing to respond any day of the year in any weather. We respond to 40+ callouts a year and are on call 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.


The operational members of the team commit to a rigorous programme of training throughout the year, covering casualty care, off-road and ‘blue-light’ driving, radio communications, search management and swift water rescue.


PMRT covers the largest geographic area of any of the Lakes District Mountain Rescue Teams. Our area stretches from the Scottish Border in the North to the Northumberland Border in the East, down the North Pennines to High Cup Nick above Dufton in the South, with the North-eastern fells of the Lake District (Haweswater) making up our Western boundary. We often work alongside our neighbouring Mountain Rescue teams, particularly Patterdale and Kirkby Stephen.

 Penrith MRT area


Penrith Mountain Rescue Team is a registered Charity No 505809