Incidents

Straight Gill, Lingmell – Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Callout 88 in 2017

The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Fri 13th Oct 2017 – Alert

Team called yesterday evening for a group of walkers who reported themselves lost, near to the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike. They had just managed to regained the path as the team leader made contact. (Having tried to self rescue for a couple of hours) Directions and advice was given over the phone and they …

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Adam-a-Crag, Crinkle Crags – Mon 9th Oct 2017 – Alert

We were alerted to a small group of walkers lost on the Eskdale side of Crinkle Crags, with the location determined from the Lat and Long on their phone. Early indications suggest they were in difficult ground and combined with the very poor visibility they may require more than verbal assistance. Contact was remade and …

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Napes, Great Gable – Sun 8th Oct 2017 – Callout 87 in 2017

Team called by NWAS about a walker who had fallen whilst on the climbers traverse path on Great Gable, near Napes Needle and sustained a fractured wrist. The team had a number of members away at various training events and with a possible stretcher carry needed we called our colleagues in Duddon Team to support. …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 86 in 2017

As we were walking off from the second incident we were called again by Police about 2 walkers who had also separated from their group and become lost somewhere between Scafell Pike Summit and Great End. It was initially difficult to re-contact them but eventually with help from SARLOC they were found to be close …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 85 in 2017

Whilst we were walking off from the previous job we were called again by Police about 2 walkers who had split off from a larger group and become lost, somewhere on Scafell Pike. One also reported they had hurt their leg and were struggling to walk. As we were dealing with the earlier incident the …

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Lingmell Beck – Sat 7th Oct 2017 – Callout 84 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have slipped and injured their arm somewhere near the crossing on Lingmell Gill. We went to the location indicated and also checked adjacent paths and the Wasdale Head Inn but could not find any trace of the casualty and we stood down. It …

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Hardknott Pass – Fri 6th Oct 2017 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported missing after going to look for their dog and did not return. Fortunately all were reunited before we needed to respond.

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Scafell – Thu 5th Oct 2017 – Callout 83 in 2017

We were called by Police about reports of a walker who had collapsed and was no longer breathing on the summit of Scafell. We responded with a full callout and Great North Air Ambulance and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick were also dispatched. The coastguard helicopter arrived on scene first and took the man to …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 30th Sep 2017 – Callout 82 in 2017

The team was called again for a group of 4 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. It was difficult to make phone contact with them and their location was far from certain when the search started but they were located reasonably quickly on the Piers Gill path and walked back down.

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