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Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Training

The team is training hard to be ready for a potentially very busy period in the mountains, more recently on Great Round How, above Warnscale Buttermere. What a view!

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

Rescues

62 rescues in 2021, the most recent...

622 NovTwo walkers were making their way from Wasdale to Buttermere more...
6128 OctFollowing heavy rain, the Team's swiftwater rescue technicians assisted with retrieving two holiday makers from a cottage near Cockermouth, marooned by rising floodwaters more...
6024 OctThe Team Leader was contacted by a couple, camping near Coledale Hause, to determine whether the weather was likely to deteriorate further as their tent was struggling to cope with the windy conditions 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 2021 Annual Report magazine is available to download, with details of our rescues, training and adventures

Cockermouth MRT Annual Report 2021
Cockermouth MRT 60th Anniversary Report