We have responded to 59 callouts in 2018

Penrith MRT are recruiting 
The 2018 Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st October 2018
Penrith MRT operates with approximately 40 on-call team members and needs a steady influx of new members.
If you are a keen mountaineer, able to navigate in all terrains day and night and in all weather conditions and have basic first aid skills (plus rope skills as an advantage) then you may be interested in joining us operationally.
Mountain Rescue is not as glamorous as some TV series have painted it. It can be hard work in difficult conditions. However, the rewards are gained from the satisfaction of helping people in need and also being part of a committed, caring and professional team.
If you are interested then please click on the "Join the Team" button above.



We responded to 39 callouts in 2017, 47 callouts in 2016, 60 callouts in 2015 and 63 callouts in 2014, see above for 2018.

Penrith MRT is a registered charity and is a member of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association LDSAMRA.  LDSAMRA, in turn, falls under the governing umbrella of Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW).

Within the LDSAMRA area, there are ten mountain rescue teams as well as two specialist teams (Cumbria Ore Mines Unit - COMRU and the Lake District Search and Rescue Dog Association LDMRSDA).

Penrith MRT covers the largest geographic area of any of the Lakes District Mountain Rescue Teams. Our area stretches from the Scottish Border in the North to the Northumberland Border in the East, down the North Pennines to High Cup Nick above Dufton in the South, with the North-eastern fells of the Lake District (Haweswater) making up our Western boundary. We often work alongside our neighbouring Mountain Rescue teams, particularly Patterdale and Kirkby Stephen.

The team is entirely funded by donations and all members are unpaid volunteers, willing to respond any day of the year in any weather. 

The operational members of the team commit to a rigorous programme of training throughout the year, covering casualty care, off-road and ‘blue-light’ driving, radio communications, search management and swift water rescue.

 We respond to 40+ callouts a year and are on call 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.

The team operates from a purpose-built base in Penrith.

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