Incidents — Callout

Scafell Pike – Sun 4th Dec 2016 – Callout 71 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 6 walkers reporting themselves benighted on top of Scafell Pike and needing assistance to get back down to the valley. A small team was sent up to provide torches, warm clothing and escort them back down to the valley. It has to be said the young …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Sat 26th Nov 2016 – Callout 70 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had tumbled around 100m after slipping on hard snow whilst walking between Beck Head and Gavel Neese on Great Gable. Team members, helped by paramedics from GNAA H63 and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who happened to be in the area assessed the walkers injuries on scene …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Tue 15th Nov 2016 – Callout 69 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walker who’d become stuck in the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney on Scafell. It was hard to access the pair due to the thick mist on Scafell which was making visibility via torchlight difficult and the rocks very greasy. In the end an abseil system …

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Greathall Gill, Wasdale – Sat 12th Nov 2016 – Callout 68 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who become lost / stuck near the top of Greathall Gill whilst trying to descend Winn Rigg. After talking to the pair the Team Leader determined they were near the head of the gill on the col. A small group then went on the fell to help …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Nov 2016 – Callout 67 in 2016

The team was called out with Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team to search for five missing members of a very large group on Scafell Pike. They were found just before midnight by Keswick team members near the footbridge below Styhead Tarn. Conditions were cold …

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Burnmoor Tarn – Sun 30th Oct 2016 – Callout 66 in 2016

We were called by Police about a lady who’d slipped on the bridge near Burnmoor Tarn and injured herself. Great North Air Ambulance also attended and was able to evacuate the casualty to a waiting land ambulance at Wasdale Head before we arrived on scene.

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Hardknott Pass – Fri 28th Oct 2016 – Callout 65 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help look for and then assist a driver reported to be in difficulty between Wrynose and Hardknott Pass. He was found on the Eskdale side of Hardknott Pass and assisted back into the valley.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Oct 2016 – Callout 64 in 2016

The team was called out to help rescue a family group who’d become lost on Scafell Pike. They were located near to the top of Piers Gill then walked back to Wasdale by team members.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Tue 25th Oct 2016 – Callout 63 in 2016 (limited)

The team was called out to help a pair of walkers lost on the corridor route. They were located using their smartphone and walked down to Wasdale Head by team members.

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Upper Eskdale – Fri 21st Oct 2016 – Callout 62 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself lost after descending Scafell Pike, probably somewhere in Eskdale. It was difficult to obtain more precise information on his whereabouts until his Girlfriend rang in to say she was tracking him on the ‘Find my iPhone’ app and had a position for us. A small …

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