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  • People raise money for our team in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. A group of friends ran in memory of Andy Cleworth on Saturday around Snowdonia, 22 miles and 8000′ of ascent for Keswick and Llanberis MRTs and the Samaritans.......

  • One of our teams dogs ‘Ginny’ clocked up her 250th Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dog callout this weekend (callout 98). This is quite an achievement as many of the searches are 6+ hours and some run into days! As her handler Mick said “it’s......

  • Support for the team comes in many ways and we are always very grateful for the time and effort people make. Here’s a message we just received that we though we should share. “Myself and my son baked and hand decorated these cakes tonight to......

  • This weeks training was out on the crag again, more practice lowering stretchers and this time introducing a high line to assist the ‘barrow boy’ by taking the weight of stretcher during a tricky decent at the bottom of the crag. this is done by......

  • Chris Higgins (a Team Member since1996, and a Deputy Leader since 2000) has become only the 5th Team Leader in 66 years! After serving 20 years in the post, Mark Hodgson MBE stood down at the Team’s AGM on Thursday 30th January 2014. The team......

  • Only five weeks after Search Dog Rona gained her green tag to denote her as a fully fledged Search Dog, Search Dog Isla joined her as one of six currently graded dogs in Keswick team. Isla, trained by Martin Bell, has been training with the......

  • Team member Rob Grange has been training his collie, Rona, through Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association, in the hope that she would become a fully fledged Search Dog with the Team. This weekend, Rob & Rona undertook their final assessment in Comb Ghyll – four......

  • A lady who was rescued by the Team after a fall from Dodd Crag, Shoulthwaite, in 2011, visited the Team on Tuesday at its HQ. She came to meet the Team members who had been on the rescue, and to present them with a donation.......

  • Training with the Coastguard S92 from Caernarfon. On 17th June, the Sikorsky S92, which supercedes the Seaking, flew to Bowness to train around 30 members of LDSAMRA including 7 members from Keswick. We heard it arriving long before it landed. With a top speed of......