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Accident Black Spots

The Wasdale and Eskdale valleys hold a number of areas where the team regularly has to attend incidents. These are not just black spots where walkers and climbers come to physical harm but also where the team has to go and search for missing persons.

The incident / callout pages of this website are probably …

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Preparation For Going Into The Fells

  • Select a route and objective suitable for even the weakest party members.
  • Get a weather forecast and consider its consequence on your plans.
  • Leave a route card with your personal details, the intended route, your equipment and estimated time of arrival at your destination with someone responsible.
  • Wear suitable clothing make sure you …

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River Levels

The Environment agency has a number of gauging stations with data updated online twice a day (or more often when levels rise). The three links below show rivers flowing from the western Lakes. The Calder is the quickest to rise and fall, following a similar pattern to many mountain becks. Remember weather is often …

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The A to I of Mountain First Aid

By: Mr. Mike Greene FRCS FFAEM, Consultant Accident & Emergency Medicine

  • A — Assess

    Assess the accident site.

    Assess the safety of the casualty, other party members and yourself.

    Assess the cause of the accident – it will provide clues to the injuries sustained.

  • A — Approach with care

    Do not cause …

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Weather Forecasts

The weather can change suddenly in the mountains. Forecasts are never 100% accurate and are often wrong, particularly with respect to the timing of weather events. We recommend checking the forecast whilst planning your trip and then again as late as possible before heading into the fells. With smartphones it is even possible to check …

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