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Rope Training

All tied up in knots!

Yesterday evening we were training with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team at East Woodburn crag. Whilst the wet weather had cleared, the wind made conditions challenging at times.

Our recent intake of trainees practised their clove hitches and alpine butterfly knots whilst others rigged the lowering system using in line anchors and a Petzl ID. Then we turned our attention to a stretcher raise using a rope grab and a 3:1 pulley system.

All good fun ready for when it’s really needed.

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*** Incident No.51 ***

At 12.30pm today the Team was requested by the North East Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a 13 year climber. The young climber was with a school group when they sustained a lower leg injury.

The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team responded to the incident at East Woodburn crag and evacuated the casualty on a stretcher to the waiting crewed Ambulance on the nearby road.

12 Team members were involved for 1.5 hours.

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Joint Training Excercise

Last night we made the most of the sunshine in Northumberland. A joint training exercise with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was held at East Woodburn Crag. An opportunity to see another part of operational area while practising technical rope rescue skills. A good night was had by all.training1 training2 training3