Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002
celebration of life in the
Involvement from Patterdale MRT
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.
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
[PMRT introduction to be inserted by team co-ordinator]
Planned LAMRT events are:
Co-ordinator - John Williams - Deputy Team Leader
Tel. 01768 890334
|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: