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VIEWRANGER

 

Penrith MRT are now using Digital Mapping and GPS for Mobile Devices provided by ViewRanger

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS

 

 

The Team has been busy assisting Patterdale MRT.On 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.

 

 

27/9/14

The Team was called out at 0930 to search for an elderly lady who had been missing from her home since the early hours of the morning. The search mainly concentrated on wooded and open areas close to the missing persons home. Fortunately, she was found safe and well by the Team. 13 Team members were involved for 3 hours. 

 

25/9/2014 The Team was called out at 22:45 to search for a farmer who had not returned from moving sheep on Cross Fell, North Pennines, in poor weather. Fortunately, the farmer who had got lost, and had stayed where he was until the weather cleared when he was found by friends just as the Team was deploying to the hill. This saved the Team a potentially long and difficult search. Fifteen Team members were involved for 1 hour, along with four search dogs.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO PENRITH MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

 

   

 

ABOUT US

 

WE HAVE RESPONDED TO 55 CALLOUTS IN 2014

 

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.

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 Penrith MRT area

 

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team is a registered Charity No 505809