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Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Training

It's been a while since we were able to train on the mountains, but we're still keeping our skills and knowledge up to date with regular videoconferencing training sessions.

TO CALL MOUNTAIN RESCUE DIAL 999, ASK FOR POLICE, THEN MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Rescues

7 rescues in 2020, the most recent...

715 MarA 59-year old female injured her ankle and wrist on the lakeshore path behind Ennerdale Water more...
65 MarA male walker in his 50's fell near the summit of Pillar on steep snow, then tumbled and slid over 200m down the mountain more...
514 FebPenrith MRT requested additional swiftwater rescue technicians for a search for a missing person more...

Pillar

Two of our most dramatic rescues in 2019 and 2020 were both on Pillar, Ennerdale. See full details on our Facebook page 

Pillar Rock rescue Sep 2019, a climber fell on one of the highest rock crags in England
Pillar rescue Mar 2020, a fall of over 600ft down ice and snow

Stay safe

  • Do I have the right gear?
  • Do I know what the weather will be like?
  • Am I confident I have the knowledge and skills for the day?
  • Not sure? Visit Adventure Smart 

Adventure Smart

MetOffice mountain weather forecast
Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS)
Mountain Training

About us

Stretcher skidding and carrying on steep ground

Magazines

Our 2020 Annual Report magazine is available to download, with details of our rescues, training and adventures

Cockermouth MRT Annual Report 2020
Cockermouth MRT 60th Anniversary Report