Incidents — Duddon & Furness MRT

Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Mar 2017 – Callout 15 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker on Scafell Pike who was suffering with severe cramp and could not walk off the mountain. He was carried off by stretcher with help from our colleagues in the Duddon Team. It was particularly damp due to heavy rain with water everywhere. Incident closed 19:30

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High Scarth Crag, Eskdale – Sun 26th Feb 2017 – Callout 11 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had spent an unscheduled night out on the fell and now phoned in to request assistance making their way off the mountain. Their coordinates placed them in the High Scarth Crag area of Upper Eskdale / Scafell where they were located. One …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Feb 2017 – Callout 10 in 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. When their car was located in Wasdale it was decided to mount a search to look for the missing walkers. They were found around 03:20 in Upper Eskdale by members of the Duddon and Furness Team …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Feb 2017 – Callout 9 in 2017

Whilst descending with the 4 casualties from above the Mickeldore stretcher box the team was informed of two overdue walkers who had set off from Seathwaite into the Central Fells. Keswick, Duddon and Furness and Wasdale mountain rescue teams searched in tough conditions, before returning to base after midnight, without finding the missing pair. …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Nov 2016 – Callout 67 in 2016

The team was called out with Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team to search for five missing members of a very large group on Scafell Pike. They were found just before midnight by Keswick team members near the footbridge below Styhead Tarn. Conditions were cold …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sun 28th Aug 2016 – Callout 56 in 2016

The team was called out to to the Corridor Route near Skew Gill to attend a walker with an ankle injury. The casualty’s injury was treated and then they were carried to below the cloud base from where Rescue 936 from Caernarfon picked up the casualty to take them to Hospital. Thanks again to Duddon …

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Haycock – Sun 28th Aug 2016 – Callout 55 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had stumbled and dislocated his shoulder whilst on a steep grass bank on the way up Haycock. He was given pain relief on scene. The casualty was in an awkward position on a steep grass slope and the stretcher had to be secured on a rope …

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Hardknott Pass – Sat 13th Aug 2016 – Callout 48 in 2016

The team was called out for a second time in the day. This time to assist Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team with an incident on Hardknott Pass. We were stood down en-route as the casualty was airlifted by the air ambulance.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 32 in 2016

Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 31 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker reported to have become hypothermic and unable to walk whilst descending Scafell Pike. We then received further reports his condition had deteriorated. In view of this the S-92 helicopter from Prestwick was requested. On arriving on scene assessment by the team doctor shown that fortunately the casualty …

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