Callout 08 in 2008

Cumbria Police paged the team to assist Langdale Ambleside MRT with a lost male walker. He was in the Crinkle Crags area and Wasdale were requested to search Green Hole, the top end of Eskdale below Crinkle Crags. As the team were approaching Eskdale he phoned into the police from Read more…

Callout 05 in 2008

Cumbria Police paged the team to ask for assistance to rescue 2 male walkers who had become lost on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had met up with another pair of walkers, who themselves had got lost, but were now separated from them and no idea where they were Read more…

Callout 04 in 2008

Cumbria Police paged the team to assist a male and female couple who had made a navigational error whilst descending Scafell Pike. The couple in their 40’s were from Shropshire. They had a GPS but gave their position in Degrees and minutes (Latitude/Longitude) – The team leader had these converted Read more…

Callout 03 in 2008

Police paged the team following a mobile ‘999’ call from two 29 year old male and female walkers who had set off from Seathwaite, Borrowdale at about 7a.m. that morning and got to the summit of Scafell Pike at about 1.00 p.m. but got lost on the way down. They Read more…

Callout 02 in 2008

Police paged the team following a call from a concerned parent in Liverpool over the whereabouts of missing walkers. They were doing Scafell Pike via Brown Tongue, parking at Wasdale camp site and should have returned by 8.00 p.m. They were from Liverpool and aged 24 but other than that Read more…

Alert in 2008

Team Leader phoned direct by Cumbria police. Incident handled by the Deputy Team Leader. Informant at Wasdale head campsite phoned 999 having got separated from walking partner on Illgill Head about 1:30 p.m. in poor weather (low cloud, strong squalls) conditions. He was concerned for his friend’s safety and had Read more…

Callout 01 in 2008

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from a concerned walker who had come across a lone male walker in his early 50’s lying down near the summit of Lingmell. He was weak, cold and wet and had been out there since Saturday. The details were passed to the Team Leader Read more…

Alert in 2007

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from a concerned informant regarding overdue walkers. The team leader was gathering details from the police when the overdue walker turned up at Seathwaite safe and well (He was supposed to be in Wasdale where the car was parked). Callout cancelled with no team Read more…

Callout 73 in 2007

‘999’ mobile call to Cumbria police from a walker who came across a 51 year old male who was laying down. He was very cold, confused and had been there overnight from the previous day. 16 team members were deployed on the hill. The casualty was warmed in a bivvy Read more…

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…