Incidents — Cockermouth MRT

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 49 in 2018

We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike and one of whom had fallen somewhere towards the gill. Team members from the earlier incident went back up the hill whilst further support was obtained from other Wasdale and Duddon Team members. Conditions by …

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Great Gable – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were alerted by Cockermouth MRT to an elderly gentleman missing on Great Gable.  They managed to make contact with him and found he was able to see buildings. We sent a vehicle to Wasdale Head and Keswick sent a vehicle to Seathwaite who then flashed their blue lights which he could see.  Cockermouth passed …

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Greendale, Wasdale – Thu 14th Jun 2018 – Callout 27 in 2018

Team called early morning about a walker reported overdue from a long trip round the ridges of Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Haycock and Seatallen. With so much ground to cover our colleagues from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team also joined the search along with the Lake District Mountain …

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Central Fells – Tue 1st May 2018 – Callout 19 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Keswick and Cockermouth Teams to support a search for a missing fell runner who was attempting around 1/2 the Bob Graham Round route and was last seen in the Scoat Fell Area. Despite a massive search involving all 3 teams the missing runner was not found during Tuesday …

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Penrith – Fri 2nd Mar 2018 – Callout 7 in 2018

Due to heavy snow there was a request to send a 4×4 with team members over to the east of the county to assist our colleagues in the Penrith Team.  Along with Cockermouth MRT they were then tasked to head to Alston to do welfare checks as the ton had been cut off for a …

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Pillar – Fri 23rd Feb 2018 – Alert

The team were called after a walker has taken a slide on hard snow above Wind Gap. Due to the location and preferred evacuation route the job was handed over to Cockermouth MRT

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Callout 2 in 2018

The team spent 3 days searching for a missing walker on Scafell Pike. The walker was initially reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike on Sunday 14th January at 19:00. Team members who had already been to an injured walker near the summit searched in foul conditions but without success. Assistance was requested from …

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Netherbeck, Wasdale – Tue 24th Oct 2017 – Callout 91 in 2017

Team called last night for a walker reported overdue from a walk from Wasdale to Ennerdale. The walker was found in the small hours by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team near Ennerdale.

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Sty Head – Tue 17th Oct 2017 – Alert

The team alerted this morning after a group of walkers found a lone male exhausted by Sty Head stretcher box. Due to the location we passed this over to our Keswick colleagues who with assistance from Cockermouth brought him off the hill.

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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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