Incidents

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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Scafell Pike – Sun 6th Apr 2014 – Alert

Reports of flashing lights on Scafell Pike. A team leader went to look but found no sign of the lights. False alarm with good intent

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Apr 2014 – Alert

We were called by Langdale team about a party of 3 who originally believed they were in the Bowfell area. Langdale team managed to locate them using Sarloc which showed they were actually near the top of Piers Gill in Wasdale. Langdale team gave them some directions then handed the incident on for us to …

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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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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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Scafell Pike – Sun 9th Mar 2014 – Alert

We were called by Cumbria Police at 03:02 about a party of 2 reported to be overdue from walking off Scafell Pike. Before we could make any response the party phoned in to say they were OK and no longer needed any assistance.

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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.

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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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Wastwater Screes – Sun 16th Feb 2014 – Alert

Flashing lights were reported on the Screes. A group of team members returning from training investigated and found nothing. A false alarm with good intent.

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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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