Keswick Mountain Rescue Team welcomes new members each year. Prospective members need to be self-sufficient in the fells in all conditions, all year round. They should have a good knowledge and recent experience of the terrain we operate in, and be confident moving and navigating on difficult ground away from marked paths. There is no requirement to be a rock climber, but familiarity with climbing rope work and equipment would be beneficial.
Other essential requirements: You will need to be aged 18 or over, live within 20 minutes normal driving of our base, and be available for at least 25% of call outs and at least 50% of Thursday evening training sessions across the year.
Recruitment is once a year, with prospective members asked to come on an initial hill assessment day with Team members in early January. Following this you’ll then be invited join several Thursday night Team training sessions in January and February. Acceptance as a probationary member is decided by a vote by the whole team based on impressions made at these sessions. This takes place in early March. If your application is successful, then you will become a probationary member of the Team for a year, and receive suitable training to enable you to take part in callouts.
If you are interested in joining the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for application details.