Incidents

Scafell Pike – Tue 30th Aug 2005 – Callout 35 in 2005 (limited)

The police called out the team to search for three overdue walkers, a 50 year old plus two teenagers. They had set off from Langdale at 1.30 pm to climb Scafell Pike and had not returned. The acting team leader called in Langdale Ambleside to carry out a the search from the Langdale side whilst …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 28th Aug 2005 – Callout 34 in 2005

The police received a ‘999’ call from three walkers who had set off from Ben Nevis on the Saturday and eventually got to Wasdale Head at 3.00 am, slept in their car until 7.30 am then set out to climb Scafell Pike. They became lost on the summit plateau in cloud that was down to …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 27th Aug 2005 – Callout 33 in 2005

Call from the police to search for a missing 41 year old walker who was participating in the three peaks challenge with his 15 colleagues. They had already climbed Snowdon and were making their way up the Pike from Brackenclose when the missing gentleman decided to press on ahead of the group. He became lost …

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Bad Step, Corridor Route – Sat 27th Aug 2005 – Callout 32 in 2005

The police called the team to attend to a walker who was suffering a panic attack on the rock step, Corridor down from Scafell Pike. The walker along with his/her group of eight was ‘crag fast’ so a small group of four team members who were already at the Head following the Lingmel Dash Fell …

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Upper Eskdale – Wed 24th Aug 2005 – Callout 31 in 2005

The police called the team to search for two walkers who had been missing overnight. They had set off at midnight to climb Scafell Pike as a three peaks challenge. Conditions on the fell had been very poor the previous night with weather warnings, 60 mph winds and very heavy rainfall. The rivers were in …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Mon 8th Aug 2005 – Callout 30 in 2005

The police called the team out to a male walker who was reported to be injured on Scafell. The accident was reported by passing walkers who had heard the shouts for help and whistles. He along with another three or four walkers were descending or ascending west wall traverse by the unstable pillar when there …

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St Bees Head – Sat 6th Aug 2005 – Callout 29 in 2005

The police called the team out to attend to a lady in her 50’s with a broken ankle on the St. Bees Head path. The husband and wife from Wigan were up in the Lake District for the weekend. They were walking along the path between St. Bees Head and Fleswick Bay when she went …

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Upper Eskdale – Mon 1st Aug 2005 – Callout 28 in 2005 (limited)

Whilst the team were searching for the two missing walkers (see 5/33) another group of three walkers had become lost on Scafell Pike and mistakenly descended the Eskdale side. They were well down the valley but still high and had no lights apart from key torches which they had used to get where they were. …

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