Photo of Scafell Pike by Gareth Harrison
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The Photo Adventures of Wassy The Rescue Bear

Wassy catching some rays Wassy took time out on Hokitika beach to catch some sun Wassy admiring the view Wassy admired the view

March 2011 - Wassy is on a mission.
Following the 22nd Feb (2011) earthquake that struck Christchurch Wassy has returned to New Zealand on a mercy mission, please wish her luck.

Wassy has safely returned from Christchurch, no photos, ChCh is such a beautiful city so I'm not showing any of the destruction. I look forward to them rebuilding it. (April 2011)

Late in 2009 the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team produced some rescue teddys, small teddy bears carrying a back pack with the WMRT logo on. Supporters were encouraged to to make a donation and buy a bear.
To promote the fundraising effort they made a video of a dramatic rescue on Diamond Crag, Eskdale, Cumbria. They also invited supporters to send in photos of their teddy in an extreme location / sport.
I obtained my teddy just before going on holiday to New Zealand, so packed it with my camera ready for the trip.
We had great fun taking pictures of Wassy, getting her a partner, striking up conversations with many strangers about the bear, Cumbria and WRMT. (Though, sadly, not one of them offered a donation - I do hope that the message spreads and they donate to thier local teams, where ever in the world that may be.) Maybe they thought we were just barmy, which we probably are, but it was a great laugh.
The secuity guards at Sydney airport weren't to impressed with us getting a picture against the Virgin Australia inaugural flight welcome board!

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team "Rescue Bear" details here

Some of the photos we took are presented here

These photos are jpg files, dont view the slide shows if you don't want to wait for the down load

I finally got round to shrinking the file size, they down load quite quickly now.

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View bungee slideshow  Select play button when ready to watch the jump!

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