Incidents — Callout

Egremont – Sat 12th Apr 2014 – Callout 8 in 2014

The team’s swiftwater rescue technicians were called out to an incident in Egremont. We were stood down whilst en-route.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/egremont-sat-12th-apr-2014/

Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sun 6th Apr 2014 – Callout 7 in 2014

The team was called due to a pair of walkers overdue on Scafell Pike. After is was ascertained that they were still on the fell, the team searched Scafell Pike, in ‘damp’ conditions, from both Wasdale and Eskdale. The missing pair were found unhurt by a member of Duddon and Furness MRT at around 14:15, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/hollowstones-scafell-pike-sun-6th-apr-2014/

Great Gable – Sat 29th Mar 2014 – Callout 6 in 2014

The team was called out to help a male who had fallen on Great Gable and sustained an incapacitating knee injury. We had great assistance from the Great North Air Ambulance who flew us to the scene (thanks for the lift). We were also assisted by RAF Boulmer who winched the casualty from the mountain …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sat-29th-mar-2014/

Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Tue 11th Mar 2014 – Callout 5 in 2014

Wasdale team was called out at 10:50pm for a large search of both the Wasdale and Eskdale valleys lasting 18 hours. Colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team, Keswick Mountain Rescue team, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/gavel-neese-great-gable-tue-11th-mar-2014/

Scafell Pike – Tue 4th Mar 2014 – Callout 4 in 2014 (limited)

The team was called out to rescue a pair of walkers who had become benighted on the summit plateau of Scafell Pike. They were found not too far from the summit itself and were warmed up before being walked down to Wasdale Head.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-tue-4th-mar-2014/

Lords Rake, Scafell – Fri 28th Feb 2014 – Callout 3 in 2014

The team was called to assist a pair of walkers stuck on Lords Rake on steep snow. Since many team members were about to leave for training in Scotland, Duddon and Furness MRT were called in to run the incident with the assistance of Wasdale team members. One team member already in the area assisted …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/lords-rake-scafell-fri-28th-feb-2014/

Wrynose Pass – Fri 14th Feb 2014 – Callout 2 in 2014 (limited)

We were called by Cumbria Police about a car and its 4 occupants who were reported to be stuck on Hardknott Pass. It was not possible to make contact with the informant by phone so a team vehicle was despatched to investigate. It turned out the car was on Wrynose rather than Hardknott pass. On …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wrynose-pass-fri-14th-feb-2014/

Scafell Pike – Wed 29th Jan 2014 – Callout 1 in 2014 (limited)

The team was called out to rescue a pair of lost walkers on the summit of Scafell Pike. In snowy conditions 8 team members searched and found them on the summit plateau. They were walked down to Wasdale Head via Hollowstones. Incident closed about 22:00.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-wed-29th-jan-2014/

Upper Eskdale – Sun 29th Dec 2013 – Callout 70 in 2013

We were called by Cumbria Police at 21:47 about a man in his mid-60s reported overdue by the hotel where he was staying. It was known he’d started at Seathwaite in Borrowdale but unclear exactly where he had gone but thought most likely to be Scafell Pike. This led to a major search of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/upper-eskdale-sun-29th-dec-2013/

Broad Crag – Sat 21st Dec 2013 – Callout 69 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a party of three who were lost on the summit plateau of Broad Crag. They were given warm dry clothing and then walked down to Wasdale Head via Lingmell Nose.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-crag-sat-21st-dec-2013/

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