Incidents — Callout

Broad Stand, Scafell – Wed 19th Apr 2017 – Callout 25 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was cragfast somewhere in the Mickledore area. Once team members were on scene it was established the walker was on a ledge overlooking steep ground immediately to the left of Broad Stand. Access was difficult due to damp rock but eventually team members were able to …

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Great Gable – Tue 18th Apr 2017 – Callout 24 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost from an attempt to climb Scafell Pike. Using SARLOC it was established they were actually on Great Gable above Kern Knotts Crag. Given relatively benign weather conditions overnight it was decided that it was appropriate to start a search for the 2 walkers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-tue-18th-apr-2017/

Great Gable – Sun 16th Apr 2017 – Callout 23 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have collapsed near the summit of Great Gable. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his companions, he did not survive. We are grateful to the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon who helped us evacuate the casualty from the mountain despite poor flying conditions and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sun-16th-apr-2017/

Eskdale – Wed 12th Apr 2017 – Callout 22 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker with an ankle injury near Penny Hill Farm in Eskdale. Whilst we were mobilising it was reported they were now off the hill and in an ambulance and we stood down.

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Fri 7th Apr 2017 – Callout 21 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker in the Mickledore area with a knee injury who could no longer walk. In view of the length and difficulty of a carry we asked GNAA for assistance who subsequently flew the walker to hospital.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/mickledore-scafell-pike-fri-7th-apr-2017/

Slight Side, Scafell – Thu 30th Mar 2017 – Callout 20 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about a walker who had reported himself lost whilst walking on Scafell, probably located somewhere near Slight Side. Initially the team leader tried to provide directions over the phone but when these were not successful a small team had to go onto the mountain to help recover the lost walker. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/slight-side-scafell-thu-30th-mar-2017/

Eskdale – Tue 28th Mar 2017 – Callout 19 in 2017

Team called late last night about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. On investigating further it became likely the missing walker had joined forces with another and both were potentially lost on the mountain. With relatively little information to go on regarding their location we delayed a search until first light …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/eskdale-tue-28th-mar-2017/

Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Mar 2017 – Callout 18 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker on Scafell Pike who was suffering with severe cramp and could not walk off the mountain. He was carried off by stretcher with help from our colleagues in the Duddon Team. It was particularly damp due to heavy rain with water everywhere. Incident closed 19:30

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 12th Mar 2017 – Callout 17 in 2017

Whilst on the way to the Broad Crag incident, the team received a call from a group of three who had got lost descending Scafell Pike. Resources were diverted to search likely locations en-route to the first incident and the three were found below Broad Crag Col on the northern side. They walked down …

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Broad Crag – Sun 12th Mar 2017 – Callout 16 in 2017

The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers from close to the summit of Broad Crag. One casualty reported difficulty moving. Equipment including a stretcher and first aid kit were taken up the mountain but thankfully the casualties were able to walk down to Wasdale Head with the team.

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