Incidents

Great End – Sun 27th Nov 2005 – Callout 50 in 2005

The team leader was called by Workington Police regarding a ‘999’ call from two walkers, husband and wife, who were lost on their return to Seathwaite from the summit of Scafell Pike. There location was given as somewhere high on the tops, above the snowline, on rocky sloping ground and they could see the lights …

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Wastwater – Fri 25th Nov 2005 – Alert

The deputy team leader was contacted regarding a report of flashing lights on the Wastwater. There was significant confusion as to what the incident was since the Police, when contacted, had no record of the incident. The ‘999’ had been put through to the Coastguard who had then passed the information onto one of the …

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Great Gable – Sat 12th Nov 2005 – Callout 49 in 2005

The team was called out by Ambulance Control following a ‘999’ on a mobile. A group of four walkers, two female and two male in their early forties, one suffering from a medical condition had set off from Borrowdale earlier that day to climb Great Gable. They had lost the path on the way up …

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Throstlegarth, Upper Eskdale – Wed 9th Nov 2005 – Callout 48 in 2005 (limited)

The team leader was called by the Langdale and Ambleside team leader for assistance with a rescue. A married couple from Settle, in their early forties, had set off from Three Shires Stone to climb Crinkle Crags. They had become disorientated and were somewhere on the Eskdale side. Although the weather was reasonable and they …

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Hardknott Pass – Sat 5th Nov 2005 – Callout 47 in 2005

The team were called to respond to a call involving a 60 year old man who had collapsed with chest pains at Hardknott Fort, Eskdale. The man was a local farmer. When the team arrived on scene there was already an ambulance in attendance and an Air Ambulance, North West Air Ambulance from Blackpool. The …

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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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