About the Team

The team consists of around 30 full members, operating from a purpose built base in Kirkby Stephen. There is rigorous programme of training covering everything from casualty care and winter skills to on- and off-road driving. Specialist training also takes place for swift water and flood rescue and rope rescue on crags and steep ground. The team trains on regular basis twice a month, one of which is a full scale rescue exercise.

Join the team

To join the team you need to be over 18 and an experienced hill-walker. You need to be willing to train regularly and be available for callouts (always taking into account work and family commitments). Please contact us if you are interested and we’ll send you more information.

Become a ‘Friend’

‘Friends’ of the team support us in a number of very important ways, including acting as ‘casualties’ on exercises and training, support for administration and helping with collections. Please get in touch if you would like to become a ‘Friend of the Team’.



Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team is a registered charity in England & Wales (charity number 1107194). The Team is a member of Mountain Rescue England & Wales and of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association.