CVSRT - Items filtered by date: January 2017

This weekend saw our current Probationary Members (2016-17) take their final assessment - a non-stop 24hr test of attitude, aptitude and ability – the perfect opportunity for our five ‘probies’ to demonstrate what they have learnt.

CVSRT would like to thank Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT) for their excellent hospitality this weekend and assistance with putting the probies through their paces. During their assessment in Gisburn Forest Bike Trail, the teams came across an injured biker who required assistance for a shoulder injury, and later they were called to another incident on the trails to assist North West Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance. (Read more:

Congratulations to [L-R] Jessica Johnstone, Dan Kelly, Ben Simpkins, Keith Alger and Jonothan Wright, our Probationary Members (2016-17) who successfully passed their final assessment and did themselves proud. We will bring you a full assessment report with more photos in the near future.

Inspired and want to join the team?

Well, we have already selected a short list of 20 aspirant candidates for a hill skills assessment this coming weekend. The most suitable candidates will progress to the trainee phase, which is due to start next month.

Still interested?

Please feel free to visit our website and submit your application form, and we will keep the most suitable candidates on file for future training programmes.

On Monday evening, CVSRT had a visit to The Rescue Post from members of the Halifax Freemasons (De Warren Lodge) who enjoyed a slideshow presentation and talk about the team, followed by a demonstration of rescue equipment we use.

De Warren Lodge member David Whitteron, thanked the team for a charming evening and presented CVSRT Deputy Leader, Jonathan Cole with a donation of £1000, which was gratefully accepted on behalf of CVSRT.

After the visit, team members and their guests retired to the Shoulder of Mutton in Mytholmroyd for refreshments.

We are delighted to announce that CVSRT member Jonothan Wright completed the Montane Spine Race Mountain Rescue Challenge in 3rd place, finishing in 36hrs 38mins 36secs. What a fantastic result and incredible achievement – Very well done.

Commiserations to CVSRT member, Howard Barton, who retired at Gargrave due to a leg injury sustained near East Marton. He had completed 71miles in 31hrs 58mins 22secs and was in high spirits, but made the wise decision to retire rather than continue and cause serious damage. Excellent effort Howard.

CVSRT would like to thank everyone who supported the runners and donated to their fundraising page. They raised a fantastic £600, which will go directly towards keeping CVSRT operational.

Hats off to everyone involved in this years Spine Race, Spine MRT Challenge and the Spine Challenger. The competitive racing and seriously challenging weather conditions have made for a very gripping event!

Earlier in 2016, Vocation Brewery kindly launched a limited cask ale called ‘Search & Rescue’ to mark our 50th Anniversary and to help fundraise for the team. Yesterday, the team gratefully received a cheque for £805.00 from sales of the ale.

Many thanks to John Hickling and the Vocation Brewery staff for their fantastic support. This generous donation will go towards purchasing some waterproof radios. Cheers!

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