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  • Morpeth Callout

    posted on 10th November 2014  |  Not tagged.

    The team were called out at 02:00 on the morning of Saturday the 8th November to assist in the search for a missing Morpeth woman who had not been seen since the previous evening.

    The missing woman was located by team personnel around 08:00 and treated for hypothermia before being taken to hospital.

    A good job well done by the team and NOTMRT and an excellent result.

  • Pete in New Zealand

    posted on 16th October 2014  |  Not tagged.

    Pete in NZPete Roberts, team leader of Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT), has been invited to speak at New Zealand’s LandSAR (Search and Rescue) bi-annual conference. He will make presentations to these search and rescue volunteers about the work he has done during the 40+ years he has been in mountain rescue as part of NNPMRT and also as a founding member of The Centre for Search Research (TCSR).

    TCSR was founded in 1998 as a registered charity by Pete and his colleague Dave Perkins to allow them to progress research into various aspects of searching for missing persons. Their main focus has been on two fundamentals of the ‘problem’ of missing; where to look and how to look. These two aspects form the basis of training courses that they have delivered around the world.

    Pete _Landrover

    Pete will also be talking to a group of New Zealand Police and the New Zealand SAR Secretariat about his involvement in Lockerbie and the UK Study of Missing Person Behaviour. This study helps plan where to look for various categories of missing persons and is based on what people, who have been the subject of a missing person incident, have done previously. It allows search planners to build a profile of the missing person and then predict possible locations where they might be and how far they might have travelled. This gives a focus for a likely area to search.

    TCSR has also developed techniques for searching for missing persons, particularly the first response to a search when time and urgency are crucial. TCSR have focused on this period, The Initial Response phase, which can be likened to the paramedic ‘golden hour’ when an urgent response can save lives.

  • Hadrians Wall Half Marathon

    Hadrians Wall Half Marathon

    posted on 2nd July 2014  |  Not tagged.

    This was the 4th running of this event which started and finished at Edges Green on Sunday 29th June. From Edges Green the run went out east toward Steel Rigg, along the line of Crag Lough then north along the Pennine Way into Wark Forest before turning West back to Edges Green.

    The event is the brainchild of Ian Cowell a Tynedale Harrier and an ex-fell runner himself. He still competes in road races and mountain marathons and set up this event in 2010 to take in some of the most beautiful Northumberland countryside in the setting of The World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. It attracts national interest and the event has grown since 2010 to now host the maximum of 500 competitors.  ‘This year’ Ian comments, ‘ is the biggest and best.’

    As a Venture Scout Leader and lover of the outdoors Ian has made the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT) as the main beneficiary of funds raised by the event.  He says that ‘he wanted to put something back into a group of dedicated professionals that are available to help people involved in outdoor activities; it is reassuring to know someone is there to help when needed.’

    Pete Roberts, Team Leader of NNPMRT said that ‘increasingly we see it as part of our role in preventative mountain rescue to support such events’ and noted that, ‘ the Team would benefit from a donation of about £1600 from the organisers’.  The Team is a registered charity and the two fully equipped Landrovers they had at the event cost in the region of £120000, paid for by fund raising events and charitable donations.  

    This year’s winner was Conrad Franks, a Gateshead Harrier, who completed the course in 84 minutes – Conrad won in 2012 and 2013 - Pete was pleased to welcome Conrad home as he taught him at Gosforth High school about 10 years ago.

    Ian Cowell, the event organiser, thanked the National Trust, Northumberland National Park and English Heritage for their support and cooperation in staging the event and added a big thank you to Willie Wetherson the farmer at Edges Green who not only made his land available but acted as a marshall to park the cars and fetched the water for the Teas Coffee!

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  • Casualty Care Exam

    posted on 18th December 2012

    'Congratulations to team members Andrew Brunt, Paul Freeman and Fiona Thompson who re-sat and passed the Mountain Rescue Basic Casualty Care exam on December 2nd 2012 and to Jamie Pattison who passed for the first time.
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    posted on 16th January 2013

    Throughout 2012 Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team have been the chosen charity for the Great Outdoors Superstore in Shiremoor.



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