2022: 61 Callouts | 2021: 61 Callouts


9th September 2023

Emergency Services day

Today is Emergency Services Day (#999Day) which is an opportunity to recognise the two million people who serve in the NHS & emergency services, including all mountain rescue members who help to provide a 24-hour, year-round voluntary search & rescue service. One of those volunteers suffered life-changing injuries in 2021 whilst on a rescue with his colleagues from Patterdale Mountain…

6th September 2023

Donation from K Home International

Many, many thanks to local business 'K Home International' for a donation of £2,500 to the Team. The company is a Teesside-based, family run business that has worked on projects across the world, offering engineering design and project management services for industrial plants. There is a past connection to the Team in that one of our former members used to…

2nd September 2023

‘Thank You’ visit from a casualty

Saturday 2nd September 2023 We had a very welcome visit from Martyn Clark who we rescued in July 2022 as part of a multi-agency response. He had fallen approximately 200-feet down a steep embankment into the River Esk south of Lealholm (between Danby and Egton Bridge), coming to rest partly in the water. Martyn visited our Base to say a…

18th July 2023

Mountain Rescue Magazine – Summer 2023 edition

The summer edition of Mountain Rescue magazine is now available to read online. As usual, it contains lots of useful and interesting articles about MR in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Closer to home there are a few articles and photos relating to Cleveland MRT: p49 - £1,000 donation from the Esk Valley Fell Club in April p53 - also…

1st July 2023

Team to be featured on BBC TV

After a busy few days for the Team there will be an opportunity to ’see us on TV’ on Monday, when a rescue call from 2022 will be featured on the BBC’s ‘Close Calls on Camera’ programme hosted by Nick Knowles (BBC 1). Almost a year ago, we dealt with one of our most awkward rescue extractions in recent years.…

29th June 2023

Mountain Rescue Long Service Awards

Instead of our normal weekly training session, Wednesday 28th June 2023 saw a number of Cleveland MRT members honoured for their long service, whilst some other members were engaged elsewhere in a significant national online event discussing diversity in mountain rescue (more of that In a separate post to follow). To present the long service certificates and other medals we…

25th June 2023

Recruit Assessment Day

Today was a significant milestone in our recruitment programme for new Search & Rescue members. It was way back in January that we advertised for new members and later (Feb & March) held open sessions at our Base, which were opportunities for people to meet Team members and to learn what membership involves. There then followed an application process which…

2nd June 2023

Marathon Fundraising

We were very pleased to welcome to our Base, Ian Rowan and his family as a 'thank you' for Ian's fundraising for us when he ran the London Marathon in April. The total raised by Ian via Just Giving stands at £1,344 plus his employers Johnson Matthey have donated an extra £1,000 to the Team as part of an employee…

1st May 2023

Whalebones Walk 2023

Our annual Whalebones Walk took place on Sunday 30th April 2023 with over 120 entrants walking or running the 22-miles from Whitby to Marske-by-the-Sea (the finish was at Errington primary School). Many thanks to everyone who took part. Merely by doing so their entry fees help us to fund our core running costs to support search & rescue call-outs (we…

28th April 2023

Mountain Rescue Magazine

The Spring 2023 edition of Mountain Rescue magazine is now available to read online and includes a few features about Cleveland MRT: p51 - call-out 5/2023 in January where Eddie the cocker spaniel fell over Whitestone Cliff near Sutton Bank. p53 - the Masons donations set in train by local lodge Handyside 1618 to fund clothing for Team members as…