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Events > 2013

Visit to Kendal Mountain Rescue Team HQ
Saturday 23 March 2013

Seventeen members visited the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team Headquarters following the AGM of the Society on 23rd March 2013. In 2012, it had emerged that Alfred Wainwright had been a member of the Team during the 1950s. Society member, David Johnson, organised the trip following an article he wrote in Footsteps magazine about AW’s connection with Kendal MRT.
Wainwrights listing the KMRT records
Kendal MRT Search Team list from 1958, which lists AW as a team member

Team Leader, Eddie Harrison welcomed everyone to the base and introduced John Fitch, who gave the members a slide presentation illustrating the work undertaken by the Kendal team. As well as mountain rescues, the team is also capable of conducting searches in water. Training is an important part of their schedule and illustrates the dedication of this team of volunteers.

Following the presentation, three members of the Team gave a conducted tour of the base explaining the finer points of their equipment, the search vehicles and the all-important control room.

Alfred Wainwright gave the Team a hand-drawn sketch of the Kentmere fells to commemorate his association with the Kendal MRT and it hangs on the wall in the main room at the base.

David Johnson thanked the team members for their instructive tour and presented Eddie Harrison with a framed copy of his Footsteps article together with a cheque for £150 donated by Society members.
KMRT Presentation
David Johnson presents his framed Footsteps article and a cheque to Team Leader, Eddie Harrison
Photo: Derek Cockell

To find out more about the Kendal Team and information about how you can donate, visit the Kendal MRT website.

Derek Cockell
Press & Publicity Officer