Incidents

Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Tue 28th Aug 2001 – Callout 18 in 2001

Call from Cumbria Police to rescue a walker with a broken ankle at Mickledore, just below the Broad stand scramble on Scafell. Details still to add. Incident closed at around 0200 hrs the following morning (yes, similar finishing time to the previous nights rescue and work at 0800 hrs).

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Scafell Crag, Scafell – Mon 27th Aug 2001 – Callout 17 in 2001

Call from Cumbria Police to help rescue a fallen climber on Scafell Crags (Moss Gill) – fatality. more details will be added shortly. Incident closed around 0200 hrs. the following morning.

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 21st Aug 2001 – Callout 16 in 2001

Call from Cumbria Police regarding a report of four missing people, believed to have gone onto Scafell Pike. The group consisted of two adults (in their thirties) and two girls (aged 14 and 16). There was little information regarding their experience or the equipment they might be carrying but their wives had given an intended …

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Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale – Mon 20th Aug 2001 – Callout 15 in 2001

Cumbria Police control room sent out a request for assistance to an incident in Eskdale. An elderly lady had fallen 3 metres into the stream bed at Stanley Ghyl, Eskdale and sustained an injury to her head. The team administered first aid and carried the lady down by stretcher. She was taken to West Cumberland …

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Eskdale – Tue 14th Aug 2001 – Callout 14 in 2001

A Wasdale dog handler and navigator were asked to support a Langdale/Ambleside MRT search for a lost and exhausted walker on Crinkle Crags/Bow Fell area. The missing walker was located at Brotherilkeld at the bottom of Hardknott pass by the handler who was about to start searching Eskdale. He was safely returned to Langdale by …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 14th Aug 2001 – Callout 13 in 2001

The team were requested to search for a missing walker on Scafell Pike. He was a Russian visitor in his early twenties, last seen by his two friends at in Hollowstones below Mickledore at 1400 hrs that afternoon on his way down. The team were mobilised and the walker and his dog were found shortly …

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Unknown Location – Mon 13th Aug 2001 – Callout 12 in 2001 (limited)

Request for support from Cockermouth MRT to help search for a missing runner /walker who had failed to turn up at Seatoller following a man hunt game. He had been last seen at Beckhead in the early afternoon. The Wasdale deputy team leader carried out a limited call-out to undertake a low level search of …

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Eskdale – Thu 9th Aug 2001 – Callout 11 in 2001

The deputy team leader was contacted by Whitehaven police to respond to call for assistance from a family who were cragfast on Nab Gill, above Boot in Eskdale. The advance group could see the family stuck on the loose scree, high on the crags above the Burnmmoor Hotel. They had managed to find a secure …

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Scafell Pike – Tue 7th Aug 2001 – Callout 10 in 2001

The team was called out to search for a missing couple who had become lost on Scafell Pike. Information suggested that they might possibly be in upper Eskdale. Keswick MRT were called in to assist and other search dogs. Team search groups were sent out to check main descent routes on the Wasdale side. The …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Fri 3rd Aug 2001 – Alert

The team leader received a call from the Police advising that a 25year old solo climber was overdue. He had set out the previous afternoon to climb on Buckbarrow. The informant was contacted at their home and more details were gained. The missing climber had left details of exactly which route he was going to …

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