Mountain Rescue


Dedicated volunteers are on call 24 hours a day helping not only people who get into difficulties on the hills but also supporting with other rescues.  We recently saw them take on on a vital role, assisting the emergency services in dealing with the flooding caused by storm Desmond in December 2015.An RAF Seaking winching Mountain Rescue Team members from a mountain side A Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Landrover driving down a very steep Honister Slate mine track Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team photo with RAF Seaking hovering above

Mountain rescue teams provide an invaluable service to everyone that uses the Lake District hills.
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Two of our tutors, Nick & Neale, are volunteer members of Cockermouth Mountain rescue team.   Jake (Neale’s dog) is a member of the Lake District Search dogs group and the current team leader of Keswick mountain rescue team is Associate Tutor  Chris Higgins.

Find out more about Mountain Rescue

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the teams or would like to make a donation please follow this link to the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association where you can also find useful resources and further links