Incidents

Langdale – Mon 21st Aug 2017 – Alert

The team was called about a group of 7 overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike from Langdale. Whilst investigations were underway the group turned up safe and well.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Aug 2017 – Callout 65 in 2017

We were called out by North West Ambulance Service for a walker on the corridor route who had stumbled and badly hurt her ankle. Due to the location and possible complications with the injury a coastguard helicopter was requested and Rescue 199, the new AW189 from Prestwick attended. They lowered their paramedic winch-man onto the hillside …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Sat 19th Aug 2017 – Callout 64 in 2017

The team were called out Saturday evening to assist a family group who having walked up Buckbarrow,  had become crag fast in some steep ground on the way back down. The team responded and with some assistance from RAF Leeming MRT who were in the area for the weekend training, using rope techniques brought everyone back …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 15th Aug 2017 – Alert

The team leader was contacted by the police after a group consisting of 125 teenagers and 5 group leaders had failed to turn up at Wasdale Head having set off from Langdale earlier in the morning. There were several mobile numbers provided for the informant and hill group leaders.  All went to voice mail suggesting …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 9th Aug 2017 – Callout 63 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make progress whilst on the Piers Gill path descending from Scafell Pike. The walker was located by team members and after a quick assessment the walker was supported to walk off the mountain.

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Scafell Pike – Wed 9th Aug 2017 – Callout 62 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had tripped on the path descending from Scafell Pike summit and injured their ankle and was no longer able to walk. She was assessed on the scene by team members and the limb splinted, then evacuated by stretcher. Given the length of carry and a second …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Mon 7th Aug 2017 – Callout 61 in 2017

The team was called yesterday for 2 walkers who had become crag fast whilst trying to ascend Lords Rake on Scafell. They had turned off too early and become stuck in the steep ground in the Red Gill area below the rake. Due to the mist and awkward terrain it took a long time to …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 6th Aug 2017 – Callout 60 in 2017

We were called by Police about a family group containing a young walker who had sprained their ankle making further walking difficult. Once the group was immobile the next problem was the weather which had become rather wet and the party was getting cold. They were located at the junction between Piers and Greta Gill …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 5th Aug 2017 – Callout 59 in 2017

Team called yesterday evening for a walker who had slipped and fallen around 20m whilst ascending the steep ground to the left of Great Gully on Wasdale Screes. He was assessed on scene by the team doctor before being packaged for evacuation. In view of the possible injuries and difficult ground the S-92 helicopter from …

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Scafell – Wed 2nd Aug 2017 – Callout 58 in 2017 (limited)

The team were called out for 3 walkers near the top of Scafell who had reported themselves lost in cloud. They were given directions to make their way off and a small team met them on their way down.

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