Callout 05 in 2009

The team was paged to rescue a lady in her 50’s who was descending from Scafell area when she stumbled/slipped and sustained a suspected fractured lower leg. She had fallen early afternoon and had been walking with her husband. A passing walkers raised the alarm by descending the fell to Read more…

Callout 04 in 2009

The team was paged by the police to rescue a 70 yr old male walker who had fallen on Harter Fell and sustained an unstable tib and fib fracture (lower leg). The injury was treated and splinted on scene by the team doctors and he was carried back down the Read more…

Alert in 2009

The team was paged following a ‘999’ call from a mobile. A male walker had ascended Scafell into the cloud and having reached the summit plateau was lost. He had walked to a point where he was looking down a very deep ghyll (actually Deep Gyhll). The deputy team leader Read more…

Callout 03 in 2009

The team was paged by the police following a ‘999’ call from two Chinese walkers who were lost on the descent from Great Gable. The team leader managed to establish that they had left from Honister YHA and had actually been to the summit. Due to the the very poor Read more…

Callout 02 in 2009

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a 42 yr old male walker from London. He had injured his ankle at Lincove Bridge on the way up the valley. His son ran back down to Brotherikeld Farm to raise the alarm. The team was mobilised but by the Read more…

Alert in 2009

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to rescue a couple who were stranded on the road pass between Eskdale and Langdale. The Team Leader spoke to the couple on their mobile. They had been stranded in their car overnight with snow and ice on the road. Similar situations have Read more…

Callout 01 in 2009

The team was paged by Cumbria police to assist in an urban search in the area of Braystones. The missing female was located before the team were fully deployed at the scene of the incident. The lady had not survived. The team were stood down at 8:20 hrs

Alert in 2008

Team paged by police regarding a missing despondent in the south of the Wasdale/Eskdale area. Whilst the Team Leader was driving to the base the police came back and advised that the missing person had been located – Incident stood down later that afternoon.

Callout 66 in 2008

Team contacted by police to help a 52 yr old and 18 yr old father and son who were lost somewhere on the descent from Scafell via Slightside on the Eskdale side. The father had a previous tendon injury and was worried about proceeding further. They had no torches but Read more…

Callout 65 in 2008

Team contacted by police to assist 8 walkers who had become lost on the Wasdale Screes path below Low Adam Crag. 8 team members attended and managed to locate the group at 8.45 p.m. and walk them back up the Lake path to the road head at Brackenclose – the Read more…

Callout 64 in 2008

Team contacted by Ambulance Control to assist in incident at the Wasdale Head Hotel. A 10 year old boy staying at the cottages had suffered a sever asthma attack and needed hospitalization. The roads were flooded even more than the previous afternoon (Wastwater had risen 3 to 4 foot and Read more…

Alert in 2008

Whilst rescue 63 was being dealt with a further request came in to assist a female walker from the Dartmoor area who had sustained a shoulder injury and had managed to get down to the Wasdale Head Hotel but the road ambulance could not get up the valley due to Read more…

Callout 63 in 2008

Telephone call from Keswick MRT after they had been contacted by Ambulance control (Keswick were already dealing with 3 incidents related to the same event ( Original Mountain Marathon). Female competitor in a team of two had been swept away down the swollen Spouthead Gill where it met with Lingmell Read more…

Callout 62 in 2008

Paged by the police for two walkers lost somewhere on the Scafell Range. The Team Leader spoke to them by mobile phone and from their description established they had been up into Upper Eskdale before climbing back onto the summit of Scafell Pike again. Their description suggested that they were Read more…

Alert in 2008

Paged by the police for lost walkers on Great Gable – Team leader called the lost group (three male walkers) and established that although they had maps and compass, they had made a navigational error in the low cloud and were actually to the north west of Gable rather than Read more…

Alert in 2008

Paged by the Police regarding two people reported long overdue form a walk to Scafell and Scafell Pike. The informant ran a guest house in Keswick and knew little about the two guests, other than that they were early 40’s, from Nottingham and that their intended route involved doing Scafell Read more…

Callout 61 in 2008

Paged by the Police regarding a 45 yr old female walker from Keswick who had become benighted on her descent from Scafell. She had good reception on her mobile and although uninjured had rung for assistance. She was not far from Stoney Tarn (Eskdale) but had lost the path and Read more…

Alert in 2008

Whilst the team were leaving the road head at Great Gable following incident 60, the local farmer requested assistance to recover his quad bike which he had driven deep into a bog. The team landrover was positioned such that the quad could be winched out. This rescue mission completed, the Read more…

Callout 60 in 2008

Pager message from the police regarding a 50 yr old female who had taken a short tumble fall on the path from Great Gable summit towards Beck Head. She had sustained cuts to her wrist, face and leg and although she had received good first aid on scene she needed Read more…

Alert in 2008

‘999’ call from a group of ’13 Three Peakers’ lost on Scafell Pike. The Team Leader spoke to them by mobile and established that they had a GPS. The group could gave a reasonably accurate grid reference for their location but had no map with which to see where they Read more…