Callouts and Alerts Between 1st January 2017 and 17th October 2017

1. Whitehaven - Full Callout - 16:00 Wed 4th Jan 2017

We were called by Police to assist with the search for a missing person in Whitehaven where we joined with colleagues from the Police, Whitehaven Coastguard Team and the S-92 Helicopter from Prestwick. Fortunately the missing person was found safe & well some distance away and we stood down.

 

2. Great End - Full Callout - 15:39 Mon 9th Jan 2017

We were called by Keswick Team to assist them with an ongoing rescue on Great End. Not long after we had mobilised we were stood down as there was much more certainty in the local and condition of the casualties and Keswick Team were confident they could deal with the rescue.

 

3. Eskdale - Full Callout - 09:07 Sat 21st Jan 2017

The team was tasked by Cumbria Police to search for a missing person. The team searched the area around Wha House Farm in Eskdale whilst Duddon and Furness MRT searched Cockley Beck and Hardknott Pass. Nothing was found and the team stood down.

 

4. Blengdale - Limited Callout - 14:12 Mon 23rd Jan 2017

The team was asked to search Blengdale for a missing person and their vehicle. A limited callout searched the requested area.

 

5. Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 09:35 Sat 4th Feb 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who had spent an unscheduled night out on Scafell Pike and were now requesting help to get off the mountain. It was initially difficult to locate them due to difficulty getting a phone signal. Later they were located with the help of Sarloc and soon after they bumped into another group of walkers who were able to help them down without us needing to deploy.

 

6. Yewbarrow - Full Callout - 14:36 Sat 4th Feb 2017

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen on scree near Stirrup Crag on Yewbarrow and as a result had a laceration on his leg that was making walking difficult. He was patched up by other members of his party and then was helped to walk back down to Overbeck.

 

7. Slight Side, Scafell - Alert - 15:17 Sun 5th Feb 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell. While the team leader was discussing options with then they saw walkers ahead so headed after them.

 

8. Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:22 Sun 5th Feb 2017

Police contacted the team after being alerted by the family of walkers who were overdue after a day on Scafell Pike. SMS sent to overdue persons mobile requesting they contact the team leader when message received. As the TL was gathering details from the informant and about to request a search to the car park the SMS was delivered. The overdue people then called to confirm they were off the hill and the team was stood down.

 

9. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 16:25 Sat 11th Feb 2017

Team called by Police about a party of 3 walkers who'd become separated whilst walking on Scafell Pike. One of the party had managed to make it off the hill and was concerned about his 2 companions. Whilst the team was assembling at base the other 2 walkers returned and the incident was stood down.

 

10. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 16:12 Tue 14th Feb 2017

Team called by Police about a walker who sustained a lower leg injury whilst descending Scafell Pike, in the region of the stream crossing on the brown tongue path. The walker's injury was stabilised on scene then they were evacuated to an ambulance for the journey to hospital.

 

11. Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 14:00 Tue 21st Feb 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers who were part of a larger team who had become separated and lost / stuck on Scafell Pike. Using the compass feature on their iPhone and with confirmation from Sarloc they were located close to the path from Scafell Pike summit to Mickledore and a small team went on the fell to help get them off. They were located at the expected position and then given warm clothing before being walked back down to the valley. The conditions were particularly challenging high on the mountain due to driving rain and strong winds.

 

12. Wasdale - Full Callout - 17:53 Tue 21st Feb 2017

Whilst we were dealing with the 4 walkers near Mickledore a further call came in for a group of 4 reported overdue from a walk from Seathwaite to Old Dungeon Gill in Langdale. As additional team members started to assemble at base a call came in that the party had made their own way off to Wasdale Head where they were safe & well and we stood down from this incident.

 

13. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 19:24 Tue 21st Feb 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. The following morning rescuers from 6 teams covered more ground and the pair were found in Upper Eskdale by Duddon and Furness MRT members. Rescue 999 from Prestwick evacuated the casualties to Keswick Base.

 

14. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 08:00 Wed 22nd Feb 2017

Continuation of incident 12

 

15. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 21:58 Sat 25th Feb 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 who had also joined the search. Duddon members assisted the 3 walkers off the fell then they were driven back to their vehicle.

 

16. High Scarth Crag, Eskdale - Limited Callout - 08:00 Sun 26th Feb 2017

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 of the group had an ankle injury and was eventually carried off the fell with help from the Duddon Team who had also come out to support again.

 

17. Scafell Pike - Alert - 12:48 Fri 10th Mar 2017

The team was contacted by a pair of walkers lost on Scafell Pike. With some difficulty, they were contacted by mobile phone and followed another group down to Brackenclose.

 

18. Beck Head, Great Gable - Limited Callout - 19:51 Sat 11th Mar 2017

The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers lost in the Great Gable / Kirk Fell area. A limited callout was made, the pair were found near to Beck Head and walked back to Wasdale Head.

 

19. Broad Crag - Full Callout - 17:00 Sun 12th Mar 2017

The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers from close to the summit of Broad Crag. One casualty reported difficulty moving. Equipment including a stretcher and first aid kit were taken up the mountain but thankfully the casualties were able to walk down to Wasdale Head with the team.

 

20. Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 19:30 Sun 12th Mar 2017

Whilst on the way to the Broad Crag incident, the team received a call from a group of three who had got lost descending Scafell Pike. Resources were diverted to search likely locations en-route to the first incident and the three were found below Broad Crag Col on the northern side. They walked down to Wasdale Head with the team after a short wait in a bivi tent for the Broad Crag party to descend.

 

21. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:07 Fri 17th Mar 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

 

22. Eskdale - Full Callout - 22:50 Tue 28th Mar 2017

Team called late last night about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. On investigating further it became likely the missing walker had joined forces with another and both were potentially lost on the mountain. With relatively little information to go on regarding their location we delayed a search until first light and were joined by our colleagues from the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs. Whilst searching we received the good news that both missing walkers had made their way out to Eskdale and were safe & well.

 

23. Slight Side, Scafell - Limited Callout - 13:21 Thu 30th Mar 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who had reported himself lost whilst walking on Scafell, probably located somewhere near Slight Side. Initially the team leader tried to provide directions over the phone but when these were not successful a small team had to go onto the mountain to help recover the lost walker. He was duely found on the summit of Horn Crag and walked back to Wasdale.

 

24. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 16:36 Fri 7th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about a walker in the Mickledore area with a knee injury who could no longer walk. In view of the length and difficulty of a carry we asked GNAA for assistance who subsequently flew the walker to hospital.

 

25. Scafell Pike - Alert - 17:11 Tue 11th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. While we were gathering details they returned, safe & well and we stood down.

 

26. Eskdale - Full Callout - 13:26 Wed 12th Apr 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker with an ankle injury near Penny Hill Farm in Eskdale. Whilst we were mobilising it was reported they were now off the hill and in an ambulance and we stood down.

 

27. Great Gable - Full Callout - 13:24 Sun 16th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have collapsed near the summit of Great Gable. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of his companions, he did not survive. We are grateful to the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon who helped us evacuate the casualty from the mountain despite poor flying conditions and also to Duddon and Furness MRT who were backing up. Our thoughts are with the walker's family and friends.

 

28. Great Gable - Limited Callout - 23:20 Tue 18th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost from an attempt to climb Scafell Pike. Using SARLOC it was established they were actually on Great Gable above Kern Knotts Crag. Given relatively benign weather conditions overnight it was decided that it was appropriate to start a search for the 2 walkers early in the morning. As we were leaving our vehicles we spotted the pair who were now making their own way off the mountain.

 

29. Broad Stand, Scafell - Full Callout - 13:01 Wed 19th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was cragfast somewhere in the Mickledore area. Once team members were on scene it was established the walker was on a ledge overlooking steep ground immediately to the left of Broad Stand. Access was difficult due to damp rock but eventually team members were able to access the ledge on which the walker was stuck and after fitting him with a climbing harness and helmet he was helped up off the ledge, then lowered down to Mickledore.

 

30. Great Gable - Alert - 16:38 Tue 25th Apr 2017

We were called by Police about a walker having difficulty making their own way off Great Gable. After further enquiries it turned out the walker was in the Keswick Team's patch and we passed the call over to them. Soon after the walker made their own way off the fell with help from their companions and we all stood down.

 

31. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 16:02 Sun 7th May 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had sustained an injury to their lower leg near the top of Scafell Pike and it was reported they could no longer walk. Whilst we were gathering to respond to the incident we were informed that the walker was now making their own way off the hill and we stood down.

 

32. Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale - Full Callout - 22:04 Sun 14th May 2017

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Unfortunately it was not possible to get in contact with the walker again that night and with a potentially very wide area to search it was decided to wait until morning when colleagues from Keswick and Langdale teams would also be available to join the search. Early in the morning just after the team was paged it was possible to speak with the lost walker and decide that it was likely he was in Eskdale. The Keswick and Langdale teams stood down and Wasdale members went up Eskdale and met the lost walker descending towards Ling Cove Bridge. He was helped back to Brotherikeld then part of the way back to his vehicle which was in Seathwaite.

 

33. Stand Crag, Great End - Limited Callout - 19:16 Wed 17th May 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst trying to return to Seathwaite from Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route. Their initial position was established with help from SARLOC and attempts were made to talk them down. Unfortunately these were not successful and a small team went on the fell to help guide them off. They were located on the Sty Head side of Stand Crag and then walked down to Wasdale.

 

34. Scafell - Full Callout - 13:23 Fri 19th May 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who had taken a tumble fall down scree whilst descending from Scafell towards Green How and suffered a scalp wound and other cuts & bruises as a result. He was treated on the scene by team members then after a brief walk taken by stretcher down to Wasdale. Our colleagues from the Duddon and Furness Team also attended to help us with the carry down.

 

35. Scafell Pike - Alert - 10:19 Sat 20th May 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become separated from their companions on a 3 peaks attempt and were reported overdue. Whilst we were gathering details they were reported to have turned up in Eskdale, safe & well and we stood down.

 

36. Scafell Pike - Alert - 15:03 Sat 20th May 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who had also become separated from their companions on a different 3 peaks attempt and was overdue. Almost as soon as the incident came in the walker returned to Wasdale Head and we stood down. Two incidents in a day relating to 3 peaks groups splitting up.

 

37. Crinkle Crags - Limited Callout - 20:16 Mon 22nd May 2017

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help locate 2 people lost on Crinkle Crags. A small team went up from Brotherikeld but in the end Langdale members found the pair and we stood down.

 

38. Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale - Full Callout - 17:34 Fri 26th May 2017

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen at the swimming pools in the River Esk near Lingcove Bridge and dislocated his shoulder. The injury was reduced on scene by the team doctor after which the man was taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance at Brotherilkeld. We were joined by our colleagues from the Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team for the carry down.

 

39. Scafell Pike - Alert - 08:45 Sat 27th May 2017

We were called about a pair of walkers overdue from ascending Scafell Pike from Seathwaite. They were given more time to turn up and they did.

 

40. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:54 Sun 28th May 2017

We were called by Police about a young walker who had stumbled and damaged his ribs whilst descending the path from Mickledore. The Great North Air Ambulance attended and their Doctor was able to assess the casualty before he was taken in the aircraft to hospital in Carlisle.

 

41. Hardknott Pass - Limited Callout - 17:43 Thu 1st Jun 2017

We were called by NWAS to help move a casualty from a road traffic incident on Hardknott Pass to an ambulance. As we were mobilising we were notified the incident had been resolved and we stood down.

 

42. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 20:41 Fri 2nd Jun 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker reported to be fitting on the Brown Tongue path up Scafell Pike. The walker was helped off the fell by the team and our colleagues from the Duddon & Furness team who also attended the incident.

 

43. Eskdale - Alert - 03:29 Sun 4th Jun 2017

We were called by Langdale Team about a walker reported overdue from a walk around Eskdale and the surrounding summits. The walker managed to make their own way off in the morning without the need for team assistance.

 

44. Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:32 Sat 10th Jun 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. Soon after we were notified they arrived back, safe & well and we stood down.

 

45. Scafell Pike - Alert - 22:28 Mon 12th Jun 2017

We were called by Police about a walker reported to be overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike. It was also advised he may have injured his ankle. The overdue walker returned just before we phoned the informant and we stood down. The walk had taken longer than anticipated due to a sprained ankle.

 

46. Esk Buttress, Upper Eskdale - Alert - 19:31 Tue 13th Jun 2017

We were called by Police about a climber reported overdue from a reconnaissance visit to a crag. Just as we were taking the call he phoned in to say he was safe & well and we stood down.

 

47. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 18:14 Fri 16th Jun 2017

The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers lost near the corridor route. The pair were found near the head of Piers gill after a short search of the area and were walked down to Wasdale Head.

 

48. Eskdale - Full Callout - 12:44 Sat 17th Jun 2017

We were called by NWAS about a fell runner who had slipped whilst descending the path towards Penny Hill Farm in Eskdale and sustained a fracture dislocation of the ankle. With help from his companions the injury was reduced on scene and then he was taken to hospital in Whitehaven.

 

49. Hardknott Crag - Full Callout - 14:39 Wed 21st Jun 2017

We were called by Police about a lady who had injured her leg whilst walking above Hardknott Crag in Eskdale. Initially the location of the incident was uncertain but eventually the walker was located on top of the crag and treated on scene before being taken by stretcher back to the road

 

50. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:45 Sat 1st Jul 2017

We were called by Police about a walker on the top of Scafell Pike suffering from severe cramp and was also exhausted. He was eventually walked back down to Wasdale with both the team and our colleagues from Duddon & Furness team who also attended.

 

51. Overbeck, Wasdale - Limited Callout - 20:32 Sat 1st Jul 2017

Whilst attending callout 38 we were also called by Police about a dog and owner who had become stuck in Overbeck Gully. The dog was recovered by a local farmer and was out of the gully when we arrived.

 

52. Wasdale - Alert - 21:00 Sat 1st Jul 2017

Whilst attending callout 38 we were also called by Police about a group lost in the Wasdale Valley. Whilst completing incident 50 and attending incident 51 the missing people turned up.

 

53. Santon Bridge - Full Callout - 11:35 Sun 2nd Jul 2017

We were called by Police about a man reported missing after failing return from a dog walk in the Santon Bridge area. As the team were searching the area where the dog walker was thought to be he returned safe and well so the team was stood down.

 

54. East Buttress, Scafell - Full Callout - 13:42 Sun 2nd Jul 2017

We were then called by Police about a body found underneath the East Buttress of Scafell. The Great North Air Ambulance also attended and sadly it was determined the injured walker had died of their injuries. The Wasdale and Duddon & Furness teams then carried the walker back down to Wasdale.

 

55. Wasdale - Callout - 14:22 Sun 2nd Jul 2017

Whilst attending callout 41 we came across a lady near the road who was unwell. An ambulance was called and she was taken to hospital.

 

56. Scafell Pike - Callout - 14:38 Sun 2nd Jul 2017

Whilst walking up towards callout 41 we then came across a walker who was felling unwell. He was given medical attention, helped down to the road and taken to hospital in an ambulance.

 

57. Buckbarrow, Wasdale - Limited Callout - 18:33 Mon 3rd Jul 2017

We were called by Police about reports of a scrambler stuck on Buckbarrow. Fortunately the team were training in the area and quickly on scene. The scrambler was located and then roped back down to safe ground.

 

58. Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale - Full Callout - 02:21 Sat 8th Jul 2017

Team called about a man with a head injury, sustained whilst walking in the Stanley Gill area in Eskdale and his companion who was now missing. The injured man was taken to hospital by NWAS and after a brief search of the Stanley Gill area the team stood down. The missing walker subsequently turned up back at his tent.

 

59. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 13:21 Sat 8th Jul 2017

we were called by Police about a walker reporting themselves as having difficulty walking on Scafell Pike. They were located on the Brown Tongue path just below Hollow Stones and the team then helped him back down to Wasdale.

 

60. Great End - Limited Callout - 15:31 Sat 8th Jul 2017

As we were finishing the Brown Tongue incident we were asked by our colleagues in the Keswick team to support them in rescuing 4 people cragfast in Central Gully on Great End. Keswick team members were able to lower them down most of the gully then they were helped down the last few meters by Wasdale members and back to Wasdale to collect their vehicle.

 

61. Mitredale - Full Callout - 10:56 Sun 9th Jul 2017

We were called by Police about a young walker on a DofE expedition who was suffering a mild asthma attack whilst walking in Mitredale. She was assessed by the team doctor before the group were given a lift back to their vehicles.

 

62. Crinkle Crags - Limited Callout - 08:41 Wed 12th Jul 2017

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help with a search around Crinkle Crags for a missing walker. As we were arriving in Green Hole it was confirmed that the missing walker had already been escorted from the fell by a DofE team and we stood down.

 

63. Hardknott Pass - Limited Callout - 22:51 Sun 16th Jul 2017

Team called by Police about a car and its occupants stuck on Hardknott Pass. We were stood down when it was known a taxi was coming instead.

 

64. Kern Knotts, Great Gable - Full Callout - 13:21 Mon 17th Jul 2017

Team called by Police about a climber who had slipped whilst leading a route on Kern Knotts and damaged his ankle in the process. Rather helpfully he had managed to get down close to the Styhead Path under his own steam. The injury was assessed on scene, then splinted before the climber was carried down to the waiting ambulance for the journey to hospital.

 

65. Scafell Pike - Alert - 21:40 Mon 17th Jul 2017

We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from an ascent of Scafell Pike. The walker later returned safe & well before we needed to respond.

 

66. Red Pike - Full Callout - 15:17 Thu 20th Jul 2017

Team called this afternoon for a young walker who started to feel unwell whilst ascending Red Pike. With a possible long carry off we asked for assistance from our colleagues in the Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team who also attended. In the end the walker was able to make their own way off the fell and we all walked back to Overbeck.

 

67. Eskdale - Full Callout - 15:50 Tue 25th Jul 2017

We were called by Police about a group of young walkers on a DofE expedition reporting themselves cragfast whilst trying to descend into Eskdale. Using the accurate grid reference they supplied they were quickly located on a steep bracken covered bank overlooking Low Birker. They were helped back onto the path then then continued on their way. As with a number of DofE related calls we receive the size of rucksacks being carried was part of the problem making it difficult for the walkers to keep their footing on the terrain.

 

68. Red Pike - Limited Callout - 20:25 Tue 25th Jul 2017

We were called by our colleagues in Cockermouth Team about a party of 2 who had failed to return after a walk up Pillar and it was likely they were on the Wasdale side. After a number of phone calls and other enquiries by both teams one of the walkers made their own way back to Wasdale Head and the second was located by phone as being near the top of Red Pike. A small group of Wasdale members then went up to walk him off before bad weather was due the next day.

 

69. Greendale, Wasdale - Full Callout - 20:34 Tue 25th Jul 2017

We were called by Police about a lady who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst walking from Nether Wasdale to Greendale. The injury was assessed on scene by the Team Doctor then splinted and the lady was then carried the short distance to the waiting ambulance for the journey to hospital.

 

70. Scafell Pike - Alert - 17:35 Sat 29th Jul 2017

We were called by Police about 4 walkers reported overdue from a 3 peaks expedition. Soon after we were contacted they returned safe & well and we stood down.

 

71. Scafell Pike - Alert - 10:53 Sun 30th Jul 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who'd become separated from a larger group on the 3 peaks challenge. They turned up fit and well not long after being reported and we stood down.

 

72. Slight Side, Scafell - Limited Callout - 14:46 Sun 30th Jul 2017

We were later called by Police about 2 walkers who'd become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. It was originally thought they might be near the Corridor Route but with help from Sarloc they were located on Slight Side nr Scafell. A small team then went up to help walk them off the mountain, followed by a long ride back to Seathwaite.

 

73. Wastwater Screes - Limited Callout - 16:00 Sun 30th Jul 2017

Whilst the Slight Side incident was ongoing a team member on Illgill Head came across a family group who had been walking in the Wasdale Screes area and been involved in a rockfall. One of them was hit on the head whilst another was hit on the hand by the rocks. Two team members heading to Slight Side diverted to attend this incident. After assessment it was decided to call the Air Ambulance which took both injured people to hospital. Many thanks to North West Air Ambulance H75 for attending.

 

74. Scafell Pike - Alert - 22:01 Tue 1st Aug 2017

2 walkers reported themselves lost whilst walking on Scafell Pike. With help from their iPhone compass the team leader was able to provide directions and they made their own way off the fell.

 

75. Scafell - Limited Callout - 16:35 Wed 2nd Aug 2017

The team were called out for 3 walkers near the top of Scafell who had reported themselves lost in cloud. They were given directions to make their way off and a small team met them on their way down.

 

76. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 19:32 Sat 5th Aug 2017

Team called yesterday evening for a walker who had slipped and fallen around 20m whilst ascending the steep ground to the left of Great Gully on Wasdale Screes. He was assessed on scene by the team doctor before being packaged for evacuation. In view of the possible injuries and difficult ground the S-92 helicopter from Caernarfon was requested and they winched the casualty from the scene before taking him to hospital. Many thanks to the Caernarfon crew for their skillful flying in a tricky location. https://www.facebook.com/WasdaleMRT/videos/1657528334266521/

 

77. Greta Gill, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:55 Sun 6th Aug 2017

We were called by Police about a family group containing a young walker who had sprained their ankle making further walking difficult. Once the group was immobile the next problem was the weather which had become rather wet and the party was getting cold. They were located at the junction between Piers and Greta Gill and briefly assessed by the team doctor. Due to the deep rivers it was decided to evacuate on the left hand bank which necessitated a wet crossing of Piers Gill but avoided Greta Gill which was deeper after which it was possible to cross on the bridge at Burnthwaite.

 

78. Lords Rake, Scafell - Full Callout - 16:55 Mon 7th Aug 2017

The team was called yesterday for 2 walkers who had become crag fast whilst trying to ascend Lords Rake on Scafell. They had turned off too early and become stuck in the steep ground in the Red Gill area below the rake. Due to the mist and awkward terrain it took a long time to locate a place to lower a team member down to them. Once on scene the walkers were given climbing helmets and harnesses then hauled upwards, followed by a walk off. The whole operation took around 8 hours including the gear check at the end. This was a difficult rescue and we would encourage all walkers who're starting to get into ground that feels hard or dangerous to them to turn around.   

 

79. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:43 Wed 9th Aug 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had tripped on the path descending from Scafell Pike summit and injured their ankle and was no longer able to walk. She was assessed on the scene by team members and the limb splinted, then evacuated by stretcher. Given the length of carry and a second incident which then came in we were joined by our colleagues from the Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team on the carry down. 16 WMRT involved + 11 DFMRT.   

 

80. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Callout - 17:09 Wed 9th Aug 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make progress whilst on the Piers Gill path descending from Scafell Pike. The walker was located by team members and after a quick assessment the walker was supported to walk off the mountain.

 

81. Scafell Pike - Alert - 23:58 Tue 15th Aug 2017

The team leader was contacted by the police after a group consisting of 125 teenagers and 5 group leaders had failed to turn up at Wasdale Head having set off from Langdale earlier in the morning. There were several mobile numbers provided for the informant and hill group leaders.  All went to voice mail suggesting they were all lower down in the valley. Eventually the team leader made contact with the informant, as he was gathering information the group turned up.

 

82. Buckbarrow, Wasdale - Full Callout - 20:00 Sat 19th Aug 2017

The team were called out Saturday evening to assist a family group who having walked up Buckbarrow,  had become crag fast in some steep ground on the way back down. The team responded and with some assistance from RAF Leeming MRT who were in the area for the weekend training, using rope techniques brought everyone back up to safety and walked them off the hill.

 

83. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:54 Sun 20th Aug 2017

We were called out by North West Ambulance Service for a walker on the corridor route who had stumbled and badly hurt her ankle. Due to the location and possible complications with the injury a coastguard helicopter was requested and Rescue 199, the new AW189 from Prestwick attended. They lowered their paramedic winch-man onto the hillside just as the first team members arrived on scene. The ankle was splinted and 15 minutes after the aircraft arrived they winched the injured lady off the hill and took her straight to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle. Many thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT who came in support had the helicopter not been able complete.

 

84. Langdale - Alert - 19:18 Mon 21st Aug 2017

The team was called about a group of 7 overdue from a walk up Scafell Pike from Langdale. Whilst investigations were underway the group turned up safe and well.

 

85. Scafell Pike - Alert - 21:49 Wed 23rd Aug 2017

The team was alerted to a group of walkers reporting themselves lost in the Scafell Pike area. Without a clear location, difficulty recontacting them and a reasonable weather forecast it was decided to wait until the morning to see if they made their way off the mountain, which they did without team assistance.

 

86. Ill Crag - Alert - 22:29 Wed 23rd Aug 2017

The team were alerted to 3 walkers also reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike. Using coordinates from their phone it was possible to establish they were on the north face of Ill Crag and the team leader provided directions over the phone for them to make their own way off the fell.

 

87. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 11:55 Sat 26th Aug 2017

A walker fell at the summit of Scafell Pike and sustained a head & knee injury. Initially there was some concern regarding the walkers condition and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick attended and ferried team members up the hill. Once on scene the casualty was assessed by the team doctor and it was determined he was not seriously injured and was able to be carried off the hill. Initially we were supported by 4 members of RAF Valley MRT who helped carry the stretcher down to Lingmell Col. We were then joined by our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team who helped with the remainder of the carry down Lingmell Nose.

 

88. Scafell Pike - Alert - 15:50 Sat 26th Aug 2017

A walker was reported as lost from their group on Scafell Pike. Soon after they re-joined their group and the incident was closed.

 

89. Gavel Neese, Great Gable - Alert - 16:14 Sun 27th Aug 2017

The team were called by a member of the public who had heard a whistle blowing whilst in the valley, as the team was dealing with another more serious incident at the time a volunteer took a walk round the area to investigate but nothing came of it.

 

90. Scafell Pike - Alert - 16:30 Sun 27th Aug 2017

A young walker was reported to be struggling to descend Scafell Pike. They were helped down by their party without us needing to respond.

 

91. Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale - Full Callout - 16:37 Sun 27th Aug 2017

A walker sustained an ankle injury whilst walking near Lingcove Bridge in Eskdale. The injury was assessed by the Team Doctor before being splinted and then they were taken by stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

 

92. Muncaster Fell - Limited Callout - 19:28 Sun 27th Aug 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers reporting themselves lost on Muncaster Fell. Using sarloc their position was established and then a small team diverted from the way back from the previous incident and helped walk them off the hill.

 

93. Sty Head - Alert - 19:29 Mon 28th Aug 2017

The team was contacted after a family had reported themselves lost, with their last known position being the Styhead stretcher box. Due to the location Keswick MRT had also been called and were trying to establish contact.  Once contact was made, as the family were wanting to go to Seathwaite they sent a team member up to escort them off the hill.

 

94. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Alert - 09:05 Tue 29th Aug 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. On further investigation it turned out this was the same group who had called the previous night and been handled by Keswick Team and ended up spending the night in their tent. Using Sarloc their position was established as near the head of Piers Gill and they were given directions by the team leader over the phone. They subsequently made their own way off the mountain.

 

95. Cam Spout, Scafell - Full Callout - 18:08 Tue 29th Aug 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 Ambulance from Manchester. Initially information was difficult to obtain due to poor mobile signal in the area. Once on scene Helimed advised the casualty was in a difficult position and they may not be able to access them. With this news the Coastguard helicopter was requested and R199 from Prestwick set off. We later got further news indicating the casualty was now able to walk with assistance and was helped into the air ambulance and then flown out to hospital.

 

96. Upper Eskdale - Full Callout - 21:08 Tue 29th Aug 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 rescues recently undertaken by both Wasdale and Duddon teams the Prestwick helicopter was asked to return and assist even though the casualty's condition probably did not warrant it. Fortunately they did attend and winched the casualty from the scene and took him to Wasdale Head. All that remained was to return to Taw House.

 

97. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:52 Wed 30th Aug 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had broken their leg whilst descending the lower section of the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, below the intake wall. After assessment it was determine they had probably sustained a spiral fracture of the Tibia and Fibula. Pain relief was given on scene, the limb reduced, splinted and then they were carried to the waiting ambulance.

 

98. Wastwater - Full Callout - 18:05 Fri 1st Sep 2017

The team were contacted due to concern for a swimmer last seen 3 hours previously after setting off to swim the length of the Wastwater from the Wasdale Head end. As the team was assembling at base with the intention of launching the RHIB, the swimmer was fortunately confirmed safe and well having got out the lake and walked to the Youth Hostel.

 

99. Wasdale - Alert - 11:45 Sat 2nd Sep 2017

We were called by Police about a missing person reported from Wasdale campsite. Soon after the alarm was raised the missing person was found safe & well and we stood down.

 

100. Eskdale - Limited Callout - 14:53 Sun 3rd Sep 2017

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself stuck whilst descending awkward ground above Hardknott Pass in Eskdale. The team went to search in the area suggested but could not find the walker, who subsequently phoned in to say he had managed to get himself off the fell and was now back at his car.

 

101. Lingmell Beck - Full Callout - 13:45 Sat 9th Sep 2017

Team called this afternoon for a walker who had injured their leg when it got trapped between rocks whilst on the 'Old Styhead Path' just beyond the intake wall. The injury was assessed on scene by the team doctor, splinted then the walker was carried to the ambulance at Burnthwaite. The wheel underneath the stretcher proved its worth once again.  

 

102. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:35 Sun 10th Sep 2017

We were called by Police about a walker and their friend who were struggling to descend due to aggravating a pre-existing injury. The two made their way down as far as they could but were then stopped by the Greta Gill crossing at the bottom of the Piers Gill path which was in spate and they became wet through by trying to cross. Once on scene team members provided dry clothing and then rigged up ropes and provided buoyancy aids to help the pair back across Piers Gill then walked down to the bridge at Burnthwaite. The pictures show the casualty party, the becks in spate and the wheel that was taken, along with the stretcher as a precaution in case of a carry down.  

 

103. Great Gable - Alert - 16:42 Sat 16th Sep 2017

The team was called to assist a walker on Great Gable who had has a stumble fall, resulting in a brief period of unconsciousness and other minor injuries, after a chat with the informant, given their location on the mountain and the party's destination the job was passed to Keswick MRT.

 

104. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:49 Sat 16th Sep 2017

Not long after the previous job was passed to Keswick, the team leader took a call for a walker who had slipped while descending the Brown Tongue path and sustained a broken ankle. Once on scene the team Doctor administered pain relief, the casualty was packaged up and stretchered down to Brackenclose and passed to NWAS.

 

105. Scafell Pike - Alert - 16:57 Thu 21st Sep 2017

The team was alerted by police to a walker on Scafell Pike who had mislaid his girlfriend in the cloud and hadn't seen her for 25 minutes. Whilst the team leader was trying to get hold of the informant the police log was update to say they had made phone contact and where looking to be reunited in the summit. They later update the police to say they had been re-united and were being accompanied down the hill by some other walkers.

 

106. Eskdale - Full Callout - 16:16 Sat 23rd Sep 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who was reported to be unresponsive on the stepping stones at St Catherine's Church in Boot, Eskdale. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of Paramedics on scene he did not survive and are thoughts are with his family.

 

107. Boat How - Full Callout - 18:39 Sat 23rd Sep 2017

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom was struggling to walk due to taking illicit drugs. They were located on Boat How near Burnmoor tarn and after a quick medical assessment were walked back to Boot in Eskdale.

 

108. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 18:40 Sat 23rd Sep 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 walkers managed to make their own way off the fell and made themselves known at Brackenclose to a team vehicle.

 

109. Scafell Pike - Alert - 22:18 Sat 23rd Sep 2017

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers who were on the summit of Scafell Pike but struggling to find the way down. A mountain leader guiding another party on the mountain kindly offered to walk the pair down so that we did not need to respond. Many thanks to the mountain leader!

 

110. Scafell Pike - Alert - 04:08 Sun 24th Sep 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, probably in Eskdale. Given the good over night weather and lack of precise position it was decided to leave them until the morning and see if they made their own way out, which they ultimately did.

 

111. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:22 Tue 26th Sep 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers, one of whom had an ankle injury, reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. With help from Sarloc they were located on Rough Crag. A team member on the fell helped get them walking and they were then joined by other team members on the return to Wasdale.

 

112. Millom - Limited Callout - 11:25 Sat 30th Sep 2017

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 and a coordination centre established at Cockermouth MR base. Five Wasdale Swift Water Rescue Technicians and a driver went to Millom but the incident was winding down by the time we arrived.

 

113. Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:28 Sat 30th Sep 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who phoned the Woolpack Inn to say they were lost whilst walking on either Scafell Pike or Scafell. They phoned in around an hour later to say they'd met other walkers and no longer needed any assistance.

 

114. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 19:49 Sat 30th Sep 2017

The team was called again for a group of 4 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. It was difficult to make phone contact with them and their location was far from certain when the search started but they were located reasonably quickly on the Piers Gill path and walked back down.

 

115. Scafell - Full Callout - 14:28 Thu 5th Oct 2017

We were called by Police about reports of a walker who had collapsed and was no longer breathing on the summit of Scafell. We responded with a full callout and Great North Air Ambulance and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick were also dispatched. The coastguard helicopter arrived on scene first and took the man to hospital but unfortunately he did not survive. Our thoughts are with his family.

 

116. Hardknott Pass - Alert - 11:30 Fri 6th Oct 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported missing after going to look for their dog and did not return. Fortunately all were reunited before we needed to respond.

 

117. Lingmell Beck - Full Callout - 14:29 Sat 7th Oct 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have slipped and injured their arm somewhere near the crossing on Lingmell Gill. We went to the location indicated and also checked adjacent paths and the Wasdale Head Inn but could not find any trace of the casualty and we stood down. It is possible they'd walked down to Wasdale Head Green earlier and already gone to hospital.

 

118. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:56 Sat 7th Oct 2017

Whilst we were walking off from the previous job we were called again by Police about 2 walkers who had split off from a larger group and become lost, somewhere on Scafell Pike. One also reported they had hurt their leg and were struggling to walk. As we were dealing with the earlier incident the Team Leader from Cockermouth Team helped to establish the position of the walkers as being on the Corridor Route. Some passing walkers then helped to direct the lost pair to Sty Head Tarn from where they walked back into Wasdale and were met by team members on the upper path.

 

119. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:40 Sat 7th Oct 2017

As we were walking off from the second incident we were called again by Police about 2 walkers who had also separated from their group and become lost somewhere between Scafell Pike Summit and Great End. It was initially difficult to re-contact them but eventually with help from SARLOC they were found to be close to Scafell Pike Summit. Team members who'd turned round after the second job and started walking back up the hill met them on the top and walked them back to Wasdale.

 

120. Napes, Great Gable - Full Callout - 13:05 Sun 8th Oct 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. In the end the injured walker made their own way down to Burnthwaite Farm.

 

121. Adam-a-Crag, Crinkle Crags - Alert - 15:25 Mon 9th Oct 2017

We were alerted to a small group of walkers lost on the Eskdale side of Crinkle Crags, with the location determined from the Lat and Long on their phone. Early indications suggest they were in difficult ground and combined with the very poor visibility they may require more than verbal assistance. Contact was remade and thankfully they were moving on the bearing given by Langdale and making their way back onto the Crinkle Crags ridge. Their progress was tracked for the next hour or so and once they were confirmed as setting off down the Band we handed back to Langdale who sent a couple of team members up with torches assist them off the hill

 

122. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:07 Fri 13th Oct 2017

Team called yesterday evening for a group of walkers who reported themselves lost, near to the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike. They had just managed to regained the path as the team leader made contact. (Having tried to self rescue for a couple of hours) Directions and advice was given over the phone and they made their own way back to Seathwaite without us needing to go on the fell.

 

123. Straight Gill, Lingmell - Full Callout - 00:48 Sun 15th Oct 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, Penrith and Kendal teams along with Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and RAF Leeming. Conditions on the mountain were difficult with dense mist and strong winds and the missing walker was not located. The search resumed at first light today with teams from Wasdale, Coniston, Langdale, Kirkby Stephen, Patterdale and Cockermouth along with RAF Leeming, search dogs from the Lakes and SARDA England and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick. The remaining Lakes teams stood by to cover any other rescues that might occur. Tragically, a body was found in the morning in Piers Gill by the Cockermouth team and then recovered. We would like to thank all the teams of the Lake District, the search dogs some of whom had travelled from the Peak District, RAF Leeming and Rescue 199 for their massive support on this rescue. Our thoughts are now with the family and friends of the walker.