Incidents

Scafell Pike – Sun 30th Oct 2005 – Callout 46 in 2005

The team were called out by the police to rescue two 16 year old lads who were stuck on the summit of Scafell Pike in gale force winds and driving rain. They had camped overnight above Cam Spout and their tent had been blown down. They had made their way to the summit and although …

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Upper Eskdale – Sat 29th Oct 2005 – Callout 45 in 2005

Whist searching for the missing mother and son (see incident 48 below) two of the Wasdale team members went to assist a group of five young walkers who had set off from Wasdale earlier that day to climb Scafell Pike and became lost on the summit, descending into Eskdale by mistake. They were found on …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sat 29th Oct 2005 – Callout 44 in 2005

Call from the police earlier that evening with little information about a 48 yr old mother and 16 yr old son who were lost somewhere in the Scafell area but they were well equipped. The team mustered 13 Wasdale members which included three of the Wasdale search dog handlers with their dogs. In addition a …

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Broad Crag – Tue 25th Oct 2005 – Alert

Call from Workington Police regarding father and 15 yr old daughter lost on Scafell Pike. The father had rung for assistance from their mobile phone and was on steep, rocky ground, having lost the path. Contact was established by phone and from his description the team leader took it that they had lost the main …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 23rd Oct 2005 – Alert

Telephone call from the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a group of four walkers from the Bristol area who had walked the Corridor Route up the top of Scafell Pike and then made a navigational error and descended via the south side of Scafell Pike and down Cam Spout. They had then …

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Esk Hause – Sat 22nd Oct 2005 – Alert

Telephone call from the police to assist a group of four adult walkers who were tired and overdue following their walk up to Scafell Pike. They had descended into Eskdale and were making their way back up towards Esk Hause. Their location was Knotts of the Tongue (bottom of crags leading up to Esk Hause). …

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Lingmell – Fri 21st Oct 2005 – Callout 43 in 2005

Telephone call from the police to search for two missing walkers in the Scafell Pike area. The couple in their late thirties had left earlier that day and had been lost on the tops. The cloud was down to Mickledore ridge. They contacted the team by mobile phone to say they were making their way …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Sun 9th Oct 2005 – Callout 42 in 2005

A walker raised the alarm at Wasdale Head reporting that a 60 year old male walker had collapsed on Gavel Neese, Great Gable with hypothermia. He had been found by a group of walkers near the bottom of the wall on Gavel Knees, down by the side of Gable Beck. He had cuts to the …

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Mosedale – Thu 6th Oct 2005 – Callout 41 in 2005

Pager message from Workington Police regarding lost walkers. Three walkers hade been doing the Mosedale Horseshoe and after completing Pillar had made a navigation error in the mist where the path forks on the ascent of Red Pike. They were called on their mobile by the team leader and their position established. They were given …

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