Nine mountain rescue teams from Cumbria are taking part in a joint training day in the Lake District.
The day will consist of team members being trained to use the new Sikorsky helicopter, which is more modern and larger than the Sea King.
Two groups of 30 mountain rescuers will each be put through morning and afternoon training sessions.
The teams taking part are:
- Cockermouth MRT
- Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit (COMRU)
- Coniston MRT
- Duddon and Furness MRT
- Langdale and Ambleside MRT
- Kendal MRT
- Keswick MRT
- Kirby Stephen MRT
- Wasdale MRT
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Crusier captian takes up his paintbrush to help with winter refit
Windermere's oldest cruiser is getting a makeover.
She has been providing tours for visitors to the Lakes for well over a century, but over the winter she is getting a bit of a makeover.
A cheque for £63,000 has been handed to the mountain rescue team that searched for missing dog Jasper earlier this month.
He was lost around Scafell Pike in the Lake District for three days. His owner Adam Nolan was so grateful that he set up a fundraising page for the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, which saw donations pouring in.
Kim Inglis has been catching up with Adam.
Jasper the collie dog that went missing on Scafell Pike and owner Adam Nolan are hoping life will get back to normal for them in Cleator Moor after a round of media appearances. Wasdale Mountain Rescue found Jasper on his fourth night alone on the fell. An online social media campaign set up by Adam has raised 63 thousand pounds for Wasdale's new base.
People with good organisational skills and a passion for hostelling are being encouraged to volunteer for the Youth Hostel Association (YHA).
The role, based in the Lake District, would involve encouraging more volunteers to sign up in the area and supporting youth hostels. According to the charity, it could also involve organising volunteering activity to support hostel maintenance, local fundraising, membership growth and engaging with young people.
The YHA aims to encourage everyone, especially young people, to gain knowledge and independence through travel.
For more information, visit the YHA website.
A cheque for £63,000 was handed to Wasdale Mountain Rescue team at their AGM last night.
It was presented by Adam Nolan. His dog, Jasper, went missing in the Scafell area for four days earlier this month.
findjasper took off on social media, and was shared hundreds of thousands of times.
It sparked a huge search effort, and eventually Jasper was found by Geoff Horky in the early hours of Thursday, November 6.
He called Wasdale Mountain Rescue team for assistance, and they were able to return the Border Collie to his owner.
Now, followers of the social media campaign have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the mountain rescue team, which is run by volunteers.
The team are saving up for a new base, which is estimated to cost around £500,000.
"This is a truly fantastic sum of money that we never expected or dreamed of and we will ensure that the funds are wisely spent, contributing towards a new base that will ensure a more efficient volunteer rescue service to meet the increasing demands in search and rescue across the Lake District."
Today's band of rain cleared towards the northeast allowing sunny spells to end the day in Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.
Louise Johnstone was in the Lake District and took these pictures of the sun arriving behind the cloud and rain.