Callout 42 in 2009

Call came in from the police regarding a missing 80yr old lady walker along with her daughter in her late 50s and three dogs. They had set off from Hollins Campsite at 7:30 hrs that morning to climb Scafell or Scafell Pike and had not returned. 19 Wasdale team members Read more…

Callout 41 in 2009

Request to attend a fallen climber at Sandwith Lighthouse area of the cliffs. Coastguard were also called out along with the RNLI. Around 15 team members attended the incident. A climber in his early late 40s was descending the climbers path along with a group of fellow climbers (including a Read more…

Callout 40 in 2009

Police call regarding two climbers long overdue from Scafell Crag. Last seen around 2 pm, high on the crag. Small group of Wasdale MRT assembled to go and investigate, with crag gear and back-up casualty care equipment and base also being manned. Incident stood down again at 11.00 p.m. when Read more…

Callout 39 in 2009

As the search (incident 38) was scaling down but before the team had left Eskmeals. Police call came in regarding two crag fast climbers who’d become stuck on Needle Ridge, Great Gable when their absail retreat was prevented by their rope becoming jammed. 4 Wasdale MRT were flown by RN Read more…

Callout 38 in 2009

Police request to assist in search for missing fisherman, Eskmeals area. Coastguard, Inshore Lifeboats, Police dog and Royal Navy helicopter also involved. The incident was being run from the gun range site by a Police POLSA Officer. 14 Wasdale MRT, including 2 SARDA dogs and handlers, plus a further 6 Read more…

Callout 37 in 2009

62 yr old male tumble-fell 10 metres on the scramble section of the path on the south end of Yewbarrow. He sustained a nasty cut to the head and numerous lacerations and fortunately avoided more serious injury. Stretchered off the hill.

Callout 36 in 2009

Male reported with breathing difficulties 10 mins walk south of St Bees lighthouse across fields. MRT required to assist ambulance service. Wasdale MRT doctor arrived on scene at the same time as air ambulance and the team was stood down.

Callout 35 in 2009

Ambulance service requested assistance to transport a lady with a broken ankle from fields near Clint’s quarry. Land rover used to transport casualty across field to waiting ambulance.

Callout 33 in 2009

The team was paged by the police to respond to a male walker on the summit of Pillar who was reported to have collapsed and was unconscious. A suspected heart attack requires urgent attention and evacuation so a helicopter was requested through the police. RAF Boulmer attended and although, by Read more…

Callout 34 in 2009

Male walker in his 40s with painful knees was reported at Styhead. Since the party had come up from Seathwaite in Borrowdale this was passed to Keswick but two Wasdale MRT assisted since casualty site was just into the Wasdale area near Skew Gill.

Callout 32 in 2009

Team paged by Cumbria Police. Two ladies lost on the Corridor route between Styhead and Scafell Pike. They were unable to cross the bad step at Greta Gill. They were met by a passing American walker who was helping them find an alternative route. The Team leader persuaded them on Read more…

Alert in 2009

Call came in from the Police regarding a single male (plus dog) reported to be lost but on the summit of Pillar. He was given instructions (by mobile phone) on how to use the map and compass he did have with him and subsequently made his own way down, confirming Read more…

Callout 44 in 2009

Full callout for a female competitor who was in the Saunders Marathon. She had a torn calf muscle and was in Moasdale and the checkpoint near Black Crag under Crinkle crags. The call had come in from Langdale MRT. She was given casualty care and evacuated off the mountain.

Alert in 2009

‘999’call to Cumbria Police from 7 x Three Peakers who had left Seathwaite earlier in the evening. They became lost on the corridor route and requested guiding. The Team Leader advised that it would be light in three hours, it would take the team 2 hours to get to them. Read more…

Alert in 2009

A couple of walkers were descending from Scafell Pike and trying to find Styhead. Whilst the Team Leader was sorting out details, the police returned a call to advise that they had just ‘bumped into’ a group of walkers who would help them down. Incident closed with no further action Read more…