Callout 52 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a report of shouts for help and someone seen falling on the Screes. They were reported as having fallen from High up on the Screes. The informant was on the opposite side of the Lake by the road. The boat Read more…

Callout 51 in 2008

As the team were about to leave from the broken leg incident below, Wasdale Base advised the team of another incident, this time involving a 70yr old male from Cheshire. He had some medical history and had collapsed and was unable to walk. His location was just above the Brown Read more…

Callout 50 in 2008

Just as the team were getting back to Overbeck, one of the other Deputy Team Leaders received a call direct whilst at Wasdale Head. The informant had run to the Barn Door Shop reporting a 50yr old female from Coventry with a suspect fractured left ankle, location being the stream Read more…

Yewbarrow – Sun 20th Jul 2008

Police paged the team regarding a father (60s’) and son (20) from Hampshire who reported themselves stuck, cragfast and frightened on the main ridge of Yewbarrow. Despite having walked up to their location they felt unable to descend without mountain rescue assistance. The Deputy Team Leader conducted a limited call Read more…

Callout 48 in 2008

Call came direct from the Wasdale Head Hotel. Informant walked in reporting 44yr old female with possible heart attack. Location was Lingmell towards Brown Tongue path. Symptoms were consistent with a heart related issue and she was treated at the scene by team members. She was then carried to the Read more…

Callout 46 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a pair of crag fast walkers on the Screes. The male and female in their 30s had walked from the Pump House along the far side of the lake until they came tot he boulder field. They lost the path (very Read more…

Alert in 2008

The Police paged the team concerning 2 male walkers lost in the Hollowstones area near Scafell Pike. The acting team leader briefly spoke to one of them by mobile and had just established they were in thick cloud and near craggy ground but not cragfast when a passing walker confirmed Read more…

Callout 45 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a friend of a 50 yr old male walker doing the 3-peaks who was ‘unable to walk’ down from Scafell Pike. The acting team leader spoke to the informant who was on scene and confirmed that Read more…

Callout 44 in 2008

Whilst the above was in progress the team was requested to assist Keswick MRT with an incident in the upper end of Custs Gully on Great End where there was a report of multiple casualties in a precarious position. Six team members were flown with crag gear and first aid Read more…

Callout 43 in 2008

The team was called to a lady in Eskdale near Burnmoor Tarn who had become progressively unwell during the day and was now unable to walk. Due to her location and one interpretation of her symptoms being due a serious condition the Great North Air Ambulance was requested to evacuate Read more…

Alert in 2008

The team were contacted by Cumbria Police concerning a group of 7 overdue 17 yr old students and their 34 yr old supervisor doing a two-night walk for their Duke Of Edinburgh Gold award. The group had set off from the Wasdale NT Campsite at 16:00 and planned to walk Read more…