Incidents

Kern Knotts, Great Gable – Fri 22nd Sep 2000 – Callout 37 in 2000 (limited)

Team leader and a team member carried out a sheep rescue on Kern Knots. A local farmer’s wife had rung to ask if we could get two cragfast sheep out of the right side of the crags. I’m afraid one jumped but we did get the other and lowered it to safety.

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Great Gable – Sun 17th Sep 2000 – Callout 36 in 2000

Call via Whitehaven Police regarding three people stuck on the summit of Great Gable. They had rung (by mobile phone) to report that although they appeared to be well equipped (bivi bags, waterproofs, GPS etc) they were cold, wet and getting very cold. They did not believe they would be able to walk off unassisted …

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Throstlegarth, Upper Eskdale – Sun 17th Sep 2000 – Callout 35 in 2000

Call via the Wasdale Head Hotel to report that a man who was walking from Elterwater had not turned up. His girl friend had rung to see if he’d arrived and why he hadn’t rung her. His route would have taken him over Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell, Esk Pike and Scafell Pike, before dropping down …

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Esk Hause – Thu 14th Sep 2000 – Alert

Call via Whitehaven Police regarding a man with a mobile phone. He had rung 999 to report that his partner was suffering from exhaustion. When the team leader rang him, he found that his partner was not seriously exhausted and that they were in fact near Esk Hawse. We finished the conversation and agreed that …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Sun 10th Sep 2000 – Callout 34 in 2000

Call from Burnthwaite Farm. Two people had reported someone with a broken leg and gave the location as between Beck Head and Gavel Knees. Being near the farm when the Team Leader got the message, he went directly to the scene of the incident and alerted the team through the pager system. We found a …

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Eskdale – Fri 8th Sep 2000 – Callout 33 in 2000

Friday 55 years old lady was reported long overdue between Great Moss (Eskdale) and Hardknott. The husband was at the Brotherilkeld phone box and then started to search up the valley towards Lincove bridge. The lady was found by him just as the team were assembling at Millforge. Incident stood down.

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Scafell Pike – Thu 7th Sep 2000 – Callout 32 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven police. Two informants were at the Wasdale Head National Trust car park and had reported a missing person. He was last seen at 1300 hrs crossing the stream at the bottom of Brown Tongue leading up to Scafell. The person had a history of mental health but did not have any medication …

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