Sunday, 16 November 2008

Rampgill November 08

Team members posing with new lamps & helmets

Surface rope work (pulleys & hauling systems)

Start them young

Sunday, 19 October 2008


New bolts are placed on decent route to deep levell

As usuall Colin is the first one down .He did not like what he found .

A simple Z rig was set up to haul a tired or injured person using only the rope in the pitch.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008


He seems very happy with this

A treverse was set up from a small levell across the gorge

Several members of the Patterdale M.R.T. Took part in some surface rope work

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Monday, 19 May 2008

Rope rescue training

Team leader preparing for action

Sunday, 18 May 2008

COMRU do it above ground.

Many assume that people who spend their life underground are scared of the sunlight. So to prove them wrong spent their training session this month in total sunlight. And not just normal sunlight but bright sunlight.
Greenside lead mine, in the shadow (although not today) of Hellvellyn has a rich varied history, with many entrances.
But to get the full extent of centuries of mining from above ground you need to climb a bit. Once you have you can see the interesting ways the wastes were disposed of....and more impressively the forces of nature at the collapse.

After a morning of checking entrances and afternoon of playing on ropes and mid rope rescue.