Incidents

Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 22nd May 2016 – Callout 21 in 2016

We were contacted by Police about a walker who was suffering from chest pain in the Lingmell Col area. GNAA also attended and were able to land adjacent to the casualty and with the help of other walkers already on scene carry the man into the aircraft and fly him to Carlisle Infirmary. Incident closed …

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Ill Crag – Sun 22nd May 2016 – Alert

We were contacted by Police about a group of 5 walkers who were having difficulty following the path through the boulder field on Ill Crag whilst trying to return to Borrowdale. Using the compass feature on an iPhone within the party the team leader was able to provide position information over the phone which helped …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 21st May 2016 – Callout 20 in 2016

We were initially called by NWAS and later by Police for a walker who had fallen, possibly due to medical factors and injured his face. He was initially attended by paramedics from London who were also walking in the area and able to offer initial help and invaluable information for the team. There was a …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 19th May 2016 – Alert

The team was alerted about two walkers lost in cloud on Scafell Pike. Whilst enquires were being made they met up with other walkers who helped them down and the team stood down.

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Shamrock, Scafell – Sat 14th May 2016 – Callout 19 in 2016

The team was called out to attend a group of three walkers cragfast on Scafell Shamrock near the top of Red Gill. Two had fallen but thankfully had not sustained any major injuries, the third was stuck some metres above. Rescue 999 from Prestwick flew two team members to the scene who secured the higher …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Mon 9th May 2016 – Callout 18 in 2016 (limited)

Just as the evening’s training was coming to an end, we were alerted by Cumbria Police to assist with a couple of people struggling to get down from Scafell Pike. The team mounted a quick response and located the pair above Gavel Neese in Wasdale.

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th May 2016 – Callout 17 in 2016

The team was called out at 13:12 to assist a climber who had taken a considerable lead fall whilst climbing Tophet Wall, on Great Gable. He suffered a serious leg injury but fortunately for him there was some other climbers in the area who initially lowered him off the crag and gave initial first aid …

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Gable Crag, Great Gable – Sat 7th May 2016 – Callout 16 in 2016

The team was called out at 12:55 with reports of a climber falling around 20 meters from Great Gable. At first the information regarding the location and the injuries sustained was thin so we called for helicopter support given that the injuries could have been extensive. As further information become available it was established that …

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Scafell Pike – Mon 2nd May 2016 – Alert

The team was contacted in the early hours by Cumbria police to assist a group of 15 walkers lost on Scafell Pike. The team leader gave some directions and some self help advice. They made their own way off the mountain.

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Burnmoor Tarn – Wed 27th Apr 2016 – Callout 15 in 2016

The team were called out by NWAS to assist with an incident near to Burnmoor tarn. Despite the best efforts of all involved including the air ambulance the casualty passed away. The team’s thoughts are with the family and friends at this difficult time.

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