Incidents — Duddon & Furness MRT

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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Millom – Sat 30th Sep 2017 – Callout 81 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by our colleagues in Duddon Team to support them and a wider Lake District MR response to flooding in Millom. A ‘Cloud Burst’ had travelled through the town and a number of properties were flooded. In view of the possible size of the incident the regional incident management arrangements were stood up …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 79 in 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Given the number of incidents being dealt with this was passed to our colleagues in Duddon & Furness Team, but Wasdale members on the other job continued to look for both parties. Despite the best efforts of both teams the …

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 70 in 2017

Just as we were returning to the vehicles from the Cam Spout job a further call came in for a walker reporting himself wet through after fording a stream and having an ankle injury, located on the Esk Hause path at the top of upper Eskdale. In view of the location and the number of …

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Cam Spout, Scafell – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 69 in 2017

We were called by Police about a lady who had fallen on the steep section of path descending the base of Cam Spout and sustained a head injury. Our colleagues in the Duddon & Furness Team were contacted by NWAS about the same job at the same time. NWAS also despatched the North West Air …

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