Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002

Base Opening Day - Millforge, Gosforth

20th April 2002

     updated 30th April 2002                              

Money raised 153  -thankyou to everyone that helped and all those who visited.  Next activity Egremont medieval carnival 5- 6th May at the Carvival - contact David Kennedy


Sir Chris Bonington - Patron of the Cumbrian Mountain Festival 2002 - he presided over the opening at Rheged on 17th April.

He has signed three books along with Doug Scott - these will be auctioned off at the Wasdale Head Hotel equipment auction 7th September 2002.

We are hoping that Chris and Doug might take up their invite to attend.

Cheque for 500 from the local lads who did a raft race from Wastwater to the Santon Bridge Inn to raise money for the team.  They did it on April 1st!

Cheers to them


Wasdale Base with the poster from Rheged - available to the other mountain rescue teams. A further 3 of these are located at Patterdale Base for the eastern teams (speak Richard Warren who is co-ordinating signage)
Adam Campion next to one of the free standing IYM posters.  Available for loan to other teams....


the poster, not Adam!

The other mobile, free standing poster.
WMRT display boards which will be replaced as part of the IYM improvements funded by the grant from Cumbria Community Foundation.
Julian Carradice, Team Leader talks to two visitors about resuscitation.  Behind him is a manikin, wired up to the Automatic External Defibrillator.  The AED is life saving equipment carried by the team for kick starting a casualty whose heart has failed.
The flow chart which accompanied the AED training display, all wired up and available for the visitors to test.
The casualty care display put together by Mike and Karen Green, Team Doctors
Charles Brett, Team Doctor,  shows his wife round advance vehicle. 
A selection of kit from the trailer, all of which has to be carried up the fell, including the 200 meter rope, the heaviest piece of kit we have and not a pleasure to carry.

Rescue boat in the background for rescues on the Screes and recovery from the Lake.

Martin Young explains why the vacuum mattress is so important for the spinal care of casualties
The book stall, set up by Alison Strafford and stocked with some really great classic books passed to Ali and Ian by a friend.  Some of these have been signed by Cris Bonington and Doug Scott, cornered at the opening of the Cumbria Mountain Festival 2002 and encouraged to sign the books.
The Campions - Peggy looked after the Tea & Cakes (next year they can bring the little one - expected soon)

postscript - Peggy had a little boy 4 days later - 9lbs 13 oz - congratulations Peggy and Adam

IYM launch at Rheged 17 April 2002
Representatives from most of the 13 teams in the Lake District pose for the camera whilst holding up the new Kodak outdoor, waterproof disposable cameras handed out to the teams to test.

Jimmy Clethero, Team Leader, RAF Leeming Mountain Rescue Team (top right) will take his back for tornado testing

Richard Longman is 4th from left, back row - and next to him moving right is John Dempster, Chairman of both LDSAMRA and Cockermouth MRT, Richard Warren Wasdale and Doug Wright, Secretary LDSAMRA
Mike Park (Deputy Team Leader Cockermouth MRT  and Tracey Binks, Secretary Millom FRT go head to head in a climbing competition.
10 minutes in and they are both feeling the strain....
Not long after the last shot Tracey decided to take a fall so as not to hurt Mike's pride.
Even Mike has his limit...the point where gravity takes over.......
Caption competition - what is the secondary use for this instrument?