Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has been assisting people in the western fells of the Lake District for over 50 years. We cover England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and respond to over one hundred calls for help each year. The team consists of approximately forty ‘professional volunteers’ who give their time to help those in need, whatever the weather, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information please read our about page. We rely on generous donations from the public to fund the team. Once a year, we recruit a new intake of probationary members.

Recent Rescues

Wastwater Screes – Tue 21st Sep 2021

A call was received that a party of four was on the Wastwater screes path and that one person had a medical condition that required treatment. The team was deployed along the path on foot and across the lake at Cross Walls. The boat was launched and the crew picked up the party to transfer them to Cross Walls, prior to medical treatment.

Wasdale Head – Tue 21st Sep 2021

The team received a call that a person was suffering an epileptic fit at Wasdale Head, and that team resources were possibly required. After some enquiries, the team leader was advised that the casualty was safely off the hill and in an ambulance. The team was stood down.

Woolworth Boulder, Scafell Pike – Sun 19th Sep 2021

The team was called out to an ankle injury between the Woolworth boulder and Mickledore. Medical treatment was given and the casualty was stretchered down Brown Tongue and then Lingmell Nose. The casualty was later taken by ambulance to hospital.

Scafell Pike – Sat 18th Sep 2021

The team was alerted to a person suffering cramp on the Scafell Pike path. The team leader contacted the person and they managed to make their own way of the hill.

Uldale – Wed 15th Sep 2021

The team was contacted about a student on a school walk, with a medical condition in Uldale, close to Dent fell. The North West Air Ambulance was in attendance and gave appropriate medical care. The team carried the casualty a short distance to the helicopter prior to being flown to hospital. Thanks again to our colleagues in NWAA!