Keswick Mountain Rescue Team's base

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team's base

Rescuers and casualties will share their thoughts in a radio broadcast on Monday morning.

BBC Radio 4’s The Listening Project will be hosted by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team at its base overlooking Derwent Water.

Fi Glover will present a live version of the programme from 9am, and will hear from team members as well as those who have been helped by the volunteer team.

A Keswick MRT spokesperson said: “There will be conversations between some of our team members and casualties from recent rescues.

“This is a unique opportunity to hear what happens and is experienced from both sides of a rescue.”

The team said the programme will be available shortly afterwards online.

Fi Glover will present the programme. Photo: Abigail Zoe Martin/BBC

Fi Glover will present the programme. Photo: Abigail Zoe Martin/BBC

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team is one of the Lake District’s busiest, and its volunteers have turned out 86 times so far this year, to fells including Blencathra, Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and Cat Bells, as well as to aid injured mountain bikers in Whinlatter Forest.

The Listening Project is venture by the BBC in which a travelling recording booth visits various locations across the country where producers from local and national radio stations gather conversations with the general public. Many of these will be archived by the British Library to produce an audio record of Britain today.

The BBC said: “The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they’ve never discussed intimately before.”

Monday’s half-hour broadcast from Keswick MRT’s base is an extra live offering in the series.