Incidents

Red Pike – Sat 28th Feb 2009 – Callout 12 in 2009

Wasdale MRT asked by Cockermouth MRT to assist in the search for a group of lost walkers. The three females and two males, in their late 30’s/early 40’s were from Birmingham and had set off from the Blacksail Hut to climb Pillar. They became disorientated, lost their way and only had a single torch. 15 …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 20th Feb 2009 – Callout 11 in 2009

Wasdale MRT were paged by the police. Two walkers reported in lost on Scafell pike. The Team leader was soon contacted by a team member who was already on Scafell Pike and who found the missing persons on the summit plateau on the main path. He walked them off the mountain. Incident closed at around …

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Napes, Great Gable – Wed 18th Feb 2009 – Callout 10 in 2009 (limited)

Wasdale MRT were paged by the police. A male and female couple from the Wirral in their late 20s had become cragfast on Great Gable. After some lengthy discussion over the phone it was established that although the weather was good, it would be necessary to go and help them down. To help with the …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 8th Feb 2009 – Callout 9 in 2009

Wasdale MRT were paged by the police to respond to a mobile phone ‘999’ call. A male walker in his 30s was tonight recovering in West Cumberland Hospital after falling on Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. The injured walker was in a party of three, all well equipped for the conditions and slipped on packed …

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Unknown Location – Fri 6th Feb 2009 – Alert

Wasdale MRT were paged by the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from a concerned informant over a group of overdue walkers. Whilst the Deputy team leader was gathering information the overdue walkers turned up safe and well. Incident stood down at 7.17 p.m. – only one team member involved.

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Bowfell – Thu 5th Feb 2009 – Callout 8 in 2009

Wasdale MRT were asked by Langdale MRT to help search for a long overdue missing 60 year old male walker who had been walking in the Bowfell and Crinkle crags area. 15 Wasdale Team members and a SARDA dog handler searched the upper Eskdale areas and Duddon & Furness MRT were also brought in. All …

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Unknown Location – Mon 2nd Feb 2009 – Alert

Call came in from a local couple who live in the valley on a remote farm. Their baby needed to get to Whitehaven Hospital due to a worrying medical complaint but due to the weather (heavy snow that morning) were unable to get either their car out of the valley or an ambulance in. The …

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