Incidents — Hypothermia

Wastwater Screes – Fri 9th Nov 2018 – Callout 61 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of 2 kayakers on Wastwater, one of whom had capsized. Whilst the person in their boat made it to the road side of the lake, the other one was believed to be on the Screes side. A team member set off from the pump house and located the …

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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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Scafell Pike – Wed 29th Jan 2014 – Callout 1 in 2014 (limited)

The team was called out to rescue a pair of lost walkers on the summit of Scafell Pike. In snowy conditions 8 team members searched and found them on the summit plateau. They were walked down to Wasdale Head via Hollowstones. Incident closed about 22:00.

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Little Narrowcove, Scafell Pike – Sun 21st Apr 2013 – Callout 15 in 2013

We were called by Police about a 17 year old who was reported as suffering from Hypothermia near the base of Little Narrowcove in Upper Eskdale. We mounted a full callout in response but whilst assembling at base received a further call to tell us the cold person had recovered and no further assistance was …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Jan 2013 – Callout 2 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a walker who had fallen and sustained a head injury. He was on the main Scafell Pike path and by the time we arrived was suffering from hypothermia. We gave casualty care and stretchered him down to an ambulance at Brackenclose.

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Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Jun 2011 – Callout 35 in 2011

A party on the 3 peaks became disorientated on their descent after losing the path and were now lost.  Due to the poor weather conditions they were also wet and cold and one of them was having difficulty walking due to a sore knee.  As their location was uncertain the team initially mounted a search …

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Other Location – Wed 12th Aug 2009 – Alert

A group of four 16-17 year old DoE doing gold award reported a female member of their party as cold and potentially hypothermic near Scafell Pike. It was established that they were actually near Allencrags Gill at the head of Langstrath. They had full camping gear. Deputy team leader established that the situation wasn’t serious …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 6th Sep 2008 – Callout 48 in 2008

Pager message from Police to respond to a request for help from two Three Peakers. 2 male walkers from Kent were attempting the 3 peaks challenge from Seathwaite and became lost on their way back down. From a telephone conversation with the lost pair, the leader established that their most likely location was Middleboot Knotts. …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Wed 30th Apr 2008 – Callout 21 in 2008

The team were called out at 0530 by Cumbria Police rescue a group of four 16 year olds and an 18 year old who reported themselves as being lost, very wet and very cold but unable to give their location. A large search involving Wasdale, Langdale/Ambleside and Kendal teams along with Search dogs from SARDA …

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Lingmell – Sun 2nd Mar 2008 – Callout 11 in 2008

Alarm raised by an informant at Wasdale Head of a hypothermic casualty in the Lingmell Crag area on Lingmell. An RAF Sea King rescue helicopter was already working in the Lake District and was asked for assistance. The team assembled in the valley bottom whilst the helicopter went straight to the incident site and managed …

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