Incidents — Duddon & Furness MRT

Scafell Pike – Sat 14th Jul 2018 – Callout 34 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending Scafell Pike between the slabs and ‘Pea Boulder’  injuring their ankle. A passing team member was quickly on scene and once other members arrived the injury was assessed and splinted before starting the evacuation back to Wasdale. Given the length of carry …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 5th Jul 2018 – Callout 33 in 2018

The team was called to assist a walker who had taken a fall on the scree under Scafell East Buttress. With the help of Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool and Rescue 199 from Prestwick the …

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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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Skew Gill, Great End – Sun 10th Jun 2018 – Callout 26 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d twisted their ankle whilst descending the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike, near to Skew Gill and could no longer walk. They were accompanied by Teesdale & Weardale members who provided initial medical treatment. Once on scene the limb was splinted then the casualty loaded onto the …

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Upper Eskdale – Wed 4th Apr 2018 – Callout 13 in 2018

The team were called out at 11:00 pm for two walkers who had climbed Scafell Pike and had not returned to their holiday accommodation. Duddon and Furness team were brought in to help due to the winter conditions and low temperatures and real concern for their safety. Around 20 mountain rescuers were involved in this …

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East Buttress, Scafell – Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Callout 5 in 2018

The team was contacted at around 5.30pm after a lone walker had fallen a considerable distance down a snow slope on the south side of Mickledore ridge sustaining multiple injuries.  Initially Helimed 58 came to assist but had to depart due to night fall, but not before confirming the casualty location.  Due to the suspected …

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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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Pillar – Sat 18th Nov 2017 – Callout 99 in 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were descending a gill below Wistow Crags on Pillar. One of the walkers had taken a short tumble in the gill banging their head and injuring their arm. Due to the unusual location a short search was needed to locate the walkers who were found in …

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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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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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