4

Rescues to Date (2022)

2

Alerts to Date (2022)

133

Rescue Man Hours (2022)

50

Volunteers

3998

Rescues Since 1948

304

Fatalities Since 1948

Keswick MRT is primarily responsible for the area outlined on the map which includes England’s three highest mountains – Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike. For more extensive search operations we will operate anywhere in the Lake District or even further afield.

The map shows the rescues for this year with the yellow flag the most recent. Click on the pins for the details.

As well as rescues we also receive “Alerts” where the team is contacted but the issue is usually resolved by mobile phone rather than team deployment.

What To Do In An Emergency

If an emergency occurs, how would you react? Find out what to do on our Safety page.

Blencathra (4)

A man reported himself lost near the summit of Blencathra after getting disorientated in cloud. The team used Phonefind ...

Callout Time: 4:04 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

Latest Rescue

Blencathra (4)

A man reported himself lost near the summit of Blencathra after getting disorientated in cloud. The team used Phonefind ...

Callout Time: 4:04 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

Latest News

The new Keswick Stretcher

Mountain rescue stretchers have evolved over the years. The upper photograph shows an early Thomas stretcher which was the standard rescue stretcher since the beginnings of UK mountain rescue. Keswick…
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