Alert in 2007

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from walkers who were lost after descending Scafell Pike. The team leader established that they were located at the corner of Piers Gill where it comes up against Straight Gill (less than 50 metres from the incident 72). He advised them to retrace their Read more…

Alert in 2007

Paged by the Police following a call for help to locate a group of 5 adults and 1 teenager who had set off that day “to climb a mountain somewhere in Eskdale or Wasdale”. They were all staying in a guest house in Eskdale. As the informant, the wife of Read more…

Callout 72 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ mobile call reporting 2 teenage male walkers who were somewhere near Scafell Pike, overlooking a river and stick on a rocky ledge. One of the walkers had injuries. Due to the uncertainty of location the team leader requested additional manpower for the search Read more…

Alert in 2007

Paged by the Police following a call regarding 3 missing/overdue walkers in the Kirk Fell area. The Deputy Leader made the decision to take no further action at this time but to wait. The three missing walkers turned up safe and well at Seathwaite at 8.06 p.m.- No further action Read more…

Alert in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call for missing climbers who had spent the day on Scafell. It was clear night and the team leader decided to wait to see if the missing climbers would turn up. The climbers turned up safe and well, one hour later at 9.27 Read more…

Callout 71 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from a 34yr old male walker from Wakefield, Yorkshire who was stranded on the summit of Pillar. Weather conditions were rain with low cloud and poor visibility. Despite attempts over an hour to talk him off the mountain using map and compass Read more…

Callout 70 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from concerned mother from Oxfordshire whose husband and 5year old son had left Wasdale the previous day to camp overnight on Scafell and had not reported in. The fathers car was still parked at Wasdale Head. A small group of 4 Team Read more…

Alert in 2007

Paged by the Police at 00.30 hrs. Informant was in Essex, reporting husband (61) and son (31) overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. They were staying in a caravan near Haverigg and should have parked at Seathwaite (Borrowdale). The last contact was at 4pm (by mobile) at which time Read more…

Alert in 2007

Following a serious 4 vehicle road traffic accident on the A595 at Calderbridge, the team leader and team doctor (at the rescue base at the time of the accident) attended with advance vehicle and casualty care equipment. The road was closed for 6 hours. One of the drivers in the Read more…

Callout 69 in 2007

At the same time as incident 69, the team were asked to assist Keswick MRT in a search for another 2 fell walkers who were several hours overdue. After a long search in atrocious weather they were found at 3:30 hrs in Upper Eskdale and escorted to the road before Read more…

Callout 68 in 2007

The police paged the team to search for 5 teenagers who had reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike. They were quickly located, in very heavy rain, near the bottom of Scafell Pike, having lost the path back to their car in Borrowdale. They were transported back to their accommodation near Read more…

Callout 67 in 2007

Whilst the team were training with RAF Boulmer at Wasdale Head, a ‘999’ call came in for a male climber who had fallen 30 ft off a climb on Kern Knotts, Great Gable. He had sustained chest, facial and head injuries. The team quickly mobilised the RAF helicopter to assist. Read more…

Alert in 2007

Whilst the team were returning from incident 66, they were flagged down by a driver who had driven his van down a lane and slid off the track into the side of the track. He asked for assistance. The vehicle was towed out and he went on his way, happy Read more…

Callout 66 in 2007

Police paged the team to rescue a female walker in her early 40’s who had injured her ankle (suspect fracture). She and her husband had set off from Langdale to climb Scafell Pike. Due to the relatively small numbers of team members available and the long carry out, a helicopter Read more…