Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002

A celebration of life in the

Lake District  

Involvement from Patterdale MRT

 (Last updated 23/9/02)  


 Dialogue Across Mountains

               A British-Swiss Affair                                                    


 Sir Chris Bonington C.B.E., The Hon. Jim Lowther, Lord Richard Inglewood MEP and His Excellency Mr Bruno Spinner, Ambassador of Switzerland.

 This Festival is a major Cumbrian community project aimed at boosting our county’s economy after the disastrous Foot and Mouth epidemic.

The disease has severely affected businesses and livelihoods within the rural communities of the Lake District and our project is a means of stimulating regeneration in these areas. By chronicling Cumbria’s long history of Mountain culture and heritage we aim to bring tourists back to those areas worst affected.

 A series of community-based events, exhibitions and attractions, partly funded by Business Link for Cumbria, have been organised between April and November 2002. As part of ‘International Year of Mountains 2002’ this project will gain international recognition, particularly as we are working with the Swiss government to promote ‘Dialogue Across Mountains’, a celebration of the longstanding British/Swiss mountaineering and tourism relationship. 

These events will be based throughout Cumbria to form a heritage trail that can be followed from venue to venue, providing the opportunity to view works of art and memorabilia not normally on display to the public. 

[PMRT introduction to be inserted by team co-ordinator]

 Planned LAMRT events are:  

Co-ordinator - John Williams - Deputy Team Leader  

Tel. 01768 890334




Event When Who's Organising
Local Display at the Patterdale Base Easter Weekend 30 March to 1 April John Williams and the Supporters
  Sun 5th & Mon 6th May  
  Mon 3rd & Tues 4th June  
  Sat 29th & Sun 30th June  
  Fri 19th, Sat 20th, & Sun 21st July All times from 1400 to 1745 hrs.
  Sat 24th, Sun 25th & Mon 26th Aug  
  Sat 28th & Sun 29th Sep  
  Sat 19th & Sun 20th Oct  
 IYM Close Out Party at Wasdale Saturday 26 October 2002 Richard Warren - Wasdale MRT/LDSAMRA

To get to the Mountain Rescue Base just follow the A592 from Glenridding to Patterdale and it is located on the left about 1km past the Glenridding Hotel.

Our display includes the following:

1. Educational video/computer graphic display explaining how the Team operates in a typical rescue scenario and advising the public on how/when to call out a Team
2. A display depicting the early, to present day, development of the Patterdale Team including equipment and photographs.
3) A guided tour of the Rescue Centre.
4) A shop and Supporters Club
5) Subject to satisfactory insurance cover, supervised top roped climbing  on our indoor wall for young people.