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Latest Incidents

Coniston Village 29th December 2017 09:29hrs 41/2017

Coniston Village 29th December 2017 09:29hrs 41/2017

Snow had fallen over night and there was a 2" covering in the village, with intermittent snow showers still prevailing.

When weather conditions are bad, the Rescue Team is always on standby to help with any local incidents should there be a chan....


Walna Scar 28th December 2017 15:34hrs 40/2017

Walna Scar 28th December 2017 15:34hrs 40/2017

Whilst the first casualty was being attended to, another walker was passing the Land Rovers when he slipped on ice. 

He suffered a laceration to his finger which needed attention using the First Aid equipment which is permanently housed in each&....


Walna Scar 28th December 2017 14:36hrs 39/2017

Walna Scar 28th December 2017 14:36hrs 39/2017

The afternoon was cold, dry and sunny.

The Team was tasked to assist a female walker who had slipped whilst negotiating her way round some rocks on the main Walna Scar track below Coniston Old Man. She had injured her ankle.

The lady was help....


Low Water 27th December 2017 13:36hrs 38/2017

Low Water 27th December 2017 13:36hrs 38/2017

It was a sunny but cold afternoon with freezing icy conditions under foot.

We were called to the aid of a male walker who had slipped on icy snow on his descent of the Old Man of Coniston. We were informed he had dislocated his knee.



Brim Fell 27th October 2017 09:54hrs 37/2017

Brim Fell 27th October 2017 09:54hrs 37/2017

The weather was fine.

The team were contacted by Cumbria Police who had been alerted by a member of the public whom had witnessed an incident on the Fell.

A man had been seen falling from a scramble route above Low Water under Brim Fell and w....


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Mountain Rescue in the UK is a voluntary organisation. To maintain this valuable community service we rely solely on the support and generosity of the public; without you, we simply could not function, or be there when you might need us most........

There are several ways you can support the work of mountain rescue. To find out more, or to make a donation online, click on the links below.  

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Advice in Thunder & Lightning



Thunder and Lightning; After a recent incident that happened locally on the Coniston fells we feel the importance to re-iterate the serious dangers of planning or walking when thunder and lightning storms have been forecasted!

We would advise postponing walking in these conditions until they have stopped.

If you are unfortunate to find yourselves in these conditions then the link below should offer some help in what to do in these circumstances.



Karate Jujitsu Assocation raise £1200 for CMRT....



 Thank you very much to The Karate Jutsu Association, trail walking club who completed a climb of Coniston Old Man and a weekend martial arts seminar, they  raised an impressive  £1200 for Coniston mountain rescue.

Originating from all over the UK with every age group reprisented, this club has a long standing love of the outdoors and martial arts and a real appreciation of the valuable work that the volunteers of Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams do. 

CMRT apply for M & S Funding......









We have been shortlisted in a competition to win £12500 to fund a project to fit solar panels to our base that will help us raise essential charitable income and reduce our carbon footprint.

The competition is the M&S Energy Fund and you can help us by visiting the following website and voting for us. Thank you!!


please note that to vote, M&S will ask you to register with the energy fund site but guarantee that your details will not be used for advertising or passed on to third parties.

Lee & Lesley's mammoth challenge........


 Lee  Leslie

Team member and 1st Hawkshead Scout Leader Lee Harris and his co-worker and fellow Scout Leader Lesley McCartney managed their final ascent of The Old Man of Coniston on Sunday 17th May just before midday. The pair had successfully climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest - 8848 metres within a week, just by climbing up and down The Old Man, which is 803 metres above sea level.

They started their epic climbs on 11th May and went up and down the mountain over 14 times to reach their Everest equivalent. On the climbs they met a variety of people including several groups of Gurkhas, which perhaps was fitting given the Everest theme of their adventure.

Lee & Lesley were joined on various ascents by friends and colleagues from Coniston MRT. The final ascent saw the intrepid pair set off with a few other MRT members, and others meeting them on the way and a few more colleagues and supporters waiting at the summit, where they enjoyed a glass of bubbly to celebrate.

United Utilities visit CMRT........



Some members of the Team were happy to welcome John Hilton, Carl Sanders and Ken Longshaw of United Utilities for a visit to the Team’s HQ in Coniston.

United Utilities kindly donated the cost of training our off-road drivers last November & December, helping us to stay safe when we’re negotiating mountain tracks (or mountain sides!) on our way to, or from a casualty.

They were presented with certificates of appreciation for their commitment to helping with our ongoing training requirements, and there was a good crack over a brew about various incidents we have attended.

Blue light training weekend....


 blue light pick 2

If anyone was wondering what all the noise was about over the course of the weekend (sorry about that..) apart from two call outs within 1 1/2 hours of each other, which we can not plan for.....six more team members where carrying out their blue light training and assessment.

This is a regular ongoing training for all designated drivers having a classroom element as well as practical out on the local roads.

Bridgedale supports MR....


 Bridgedale Logo New Black low res

Over the last six months Bridgedale (the UKs leading technical sock brand) has agreed sponsorship support with each of the 10 Mountain Rescue Teams based in the Lake District providing socks for all team members to ensure they experience day long comfort whatever the weather when the call comes.....

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Another 65 years.....


 John Rob 40 yearsRoy 25 years

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team recently celebrated another 65 years of service!!

John Robinson has notched up 40 years and Roy Lake 25.......!!

Photo from 1954 surfaces.......


 Training 1954 - low res

CMRT Training in 1954 -  this photo has recently been sent to us by a gentlemen who took it when on holiday staying with a friend who was a team member at the time and joined in with a training exercise held at Raven Crag, above Yewdale Beck.



 Pip 2 - low res

Pip was found safe and well high up on Torver Back Common with her extendable lead tangled in the bracken......

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Hodge Close - Training


 Hodge training - Shep

Team were training at Hodge Close last night...... some didn't want to get their trousers wet.....

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140 years of service...


 Long service - low res

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team recently held an evening of celebration for three of their members who between them had given 140 years of service. Anthony Robinson and Malcolm Grindrod joined the Team on the same day in February 1963 and Trevor Walker joined in June 1973 giving 50 years and 40 years’ service respectively.

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SARDA Teams head for the Hills......


 Bute SARDA training low res

The Two Coniston SARDA handlers along with 5 other graded and one pair of trainees headed for the hills this weekend for training....

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Church Beck training....


 Church beck training


Team use warm weather to train in Church Beck, looking at a canyoning accident scenario ......

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CMRT rescue one of their own....


 Bute rescue 2 - low res



A rescue with a difference.....

Last Friday (15th February 2013) one of our team members and her SARDA dog were out for walk round Levers water.......

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The Coppermines



The Coppermines

Many of our cottages in the lake district are over 100 years old; and most have been sympathetically restored and refurbished to a high standard. Many have outstanding views, log fires, exposed beams, antique furniture, quality, great character, walks from the door, and some even have private jetties for lake access!.

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