Incidents

Slight Side, Scafell – Fri 31st Dec 2004 – Callout 50 in 2004

Call from Workington Police to rescue three walkers who had become stuck on Scafell. The lady and two males, all in their 30’s had set off from Wasdale Head at 10.00 am that morning to walk Scafell. They had climbed up to Mickledore ridge before descending via Cam Spout into upper Eskdale. They then walked …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-04-in-2005/

Other Location – Sat 25th Dec 2004 – Callout 49 in 2004

Call from the Police for the team to assists the ambulance service. A female sledger in her early thirties had fallen off the sledge on Cold Fell and sustained a serious lower leg break. The ambulance had been called but the crew were unable to get to the lady. A group of around eight team …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-03-in-2005/

Crinkle Crags – Fri 10th Dec 2004 – Alert

Call from Langdale Ambleside team (LAMRT) to provide radio support for a rescue they were carrying out in the Green Hole / Crinkle Crag area. This turned into a full callout to provide assistance for a group of eleven walkers who were in difficulty in the Green Hole area of Upper Eskdale. Very shortly after …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/alert-in-2005-18/

Scafell Pike – Tue 7th Dec 2004 – Callout 48 in 2004

Call from Workington Police at about 2.40 pm, regarding a single female walker who was apparently lost on Scafell Pike. She had rung for assistance from her mobile phone and was probably parked in Langdale but that’s all we knew at that stage. The Team Leader made attempts to call her mobile number but didn’t …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-01-in-2005/

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 14th Nov 2004 – Callout 47 in 2004

Call from Workington Police regarding two overdue walkers. The two brothers from Barrow, 21 and 29 year old had set off from the green at Wasdale Head to climb Scafell Pike. When they hadn’t returned home the alarm was raised. In addition to the Wasdale team, Keswick, SARDA dogs and Duddon Furness were involved in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-02-in-2005/

Great Gable – Sun 14th Nov 2004 – Callout 46 in 2004

The remembrance Sunday gathering on the summit of Great Gable had just concluded and the 500 plus fell goers and climbers were descending their various descent routes. Cloud was down to Styhead Pass and it was raining, very windy and cold (5 degrees on the summit). A 59 year-old male walker from Lancashire accompanied by …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-49-in-2004/

Eskdale – Sat 6th Nov 2004 – Callout 45 in 2004 (limited)

The team leader was called by Cumbria Police to deal with an incident in Eskdale. A group of three male walkers who were returning to their car at Brotherilkeld from a walk up Scafell heard whistles and lights on the valley side opposite them in the area of Brock Crag. A limited callout was made …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-48-in-2004/

Yewbarrow – Sat 30th Oct 2004 – Callout 44 in 2004

The team were called out by the police to rescue an injured person on Yewbarrow. The casualty was a male walker/ scrambler in his mid to late 20’s. The alarm had been raised by his two friends. The group had set off in the early evening from Overbeck car park to go up the fell …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-47-in-2004/

Blengdale – Tue 26th Oct 2004 – Callout 43 in 2004

The team were asked by the police to recover a body from the fell near Skalderskew Farm, Blengdale. The man in his late thirties collapsed and died. 12 team members attended and recovered the body to the roadside.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-46-in-2004/

Upper Eskdale – Mon 18th Oct 2004 – Alert

This story is being reported here, not as an official incident, but to give recognition to those walkers who make their own way off the mountain rather than just call the rescue teams. The team leader and a friend were out for a scramble on Scafell when they came across a 70 year old man …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/alert-in-2004/