Monday 15th August 2016, 18.02 hrs
The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team were called by Northumbria Police to attend an incident on Hadrians Wall east of Housesteads Roman fort. A female walker had slipped and sustained head and rib injuries. Two Team members were close by and quickly arrived on scene. Following initial treatment the walker was transported in Team Land Rover to a waiting NEAS Ambulance.
The incident involved 8 team members for 75 minutes.
Saturday 14 May, 15.25hrs
Yesterday afternoon a climber fell approximately 10m on Peel Crag, landing on the boulders and uneven ground on the bottom of the crag. The climber sustained serious injuries from his fall and was treated and stabilised by a Doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance.
The Team alongside North of Tyne MRT and the North East Ambulance Service HART team assisted with the evacuation down the steep slope and across the uneven ground to the awaiting helicopter.
The climber was flown to the RVI for further treatment and we hope he makes a full and swift recovery.
A great multi-agency, team effort.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 1.5 hours.
Please share with your family and friends to help raise awareness of Northumberland National Park MRT.
Fancy joining us for the 35th Cheviots Challenge? Sign-up on Facebook and let your friends know you’re coming.
You can enter the event online via https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2562
This event is designed as a personal challenge that is accessible to all. We’ll be in strategic places along the routes, to provide encouragement and light refreshments, and so that if it becomes ‘too much of a challenge’, a Land Rover back to the village is possible. It’s a great opportunity to get high into the hills of the Northumberland National Park, have a great time with friends, and possibly make some new friends along the way.
There is a choice of two routes:
– Terry Lynn long route is about 23 miles and over 4000 feet of climbing
– Eileen Lynn short route is about 18 miles and over 3000 feet of climbing
Walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers; Please, please,please, carry a paper map of the area you are in ( and compass ) and know how to read them.
Electronic devices, GPS, phones, phone apps etc. are great until the battery runs out, they crash or you lose signal.
Knowing where you are and being able to see a way out or place of help or refuge can prevent an uncomfortable situation getting worse.
The Team has just stood down from a search for a missing cyclist. The cyclist split from the rest of his group at Kershope Bridge in Scotland, late afternoon yesterday, and failed to turn up at their overnight accommodation near to Falstone. As Team members were travelling to the RV, one of our Team vehicle was deployed to search towards Kielder from the overnight accommodation. The cyclist was located near to Tower Knowe Information Centre; he was tired, mildly hypothermic but otherwise fine.
A good result involving ourselves, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and Tweed Valley MRT. Mountain Rescue working together cross the Border!
Tomorrow will see a number of Team members and trainees helping out North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team with their annual fundraiser, The Alwinton Round. Looks like it is going to be a bit of a blowy day on the tops!
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team carries out Search and Mountain Rescue operations covering the entire area of over 5000 square km with our sister team North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team. We do this 365 days a year, 24/7, and we’re made up entirely of volunteers!
Wet weather gear at the ready, looks like the rain is set for the next day or two. The waterfalls around the countryside are going to be looking good. Every cloud has a silver lining! Be safe and sensible if out and about, or grab a coffee and a good guide book and plan your next trip in comfort!