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Don't worry if you missed this intake, we will be holding another around September 2019.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team are looking for new members to join the team this summer.  Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be at home in the mountains in both summer and winter conditions. You should be willing to give your time to help those in need, be willing to learn new skills and to work as part of a team. 

The Team train regularly to ensure they can respond to callouts in all types of weather, summer and winter, day or night.  You would be expected to attend most training sessions and be willing to learn a wide variety of new skills. There are no formal qualifications needed to join the team, however, confidence on steep ground and being able to navigate through mountainous terrain are essential skills you will need to demonstrate during the assessment process with the team. 
If you are interested in joining the team then please download the application form below and forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are also happy to respond to queries if you would like more information.  
Requirements for Team membership
  • Aged 18 or above.
  • Reasonably fit and capable of mountaineering in all weathers and conditions.
  • Experienced in hill walking or mountaineering, with a good working knowledge of map and compass.
  • A team player.
  • Based locally.
  • Available for call-out (taking into account the demands of jobs and families).
  • Willing to attend regular training sessions – see the training page.
  • Willing to spend time learning about the specialised equipment and techniques of mountain rescue and casualty care.

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