Incidents

Seatallen – Sun 30th Aug 2009 – Callout 62 in 2009

Male and female walkers reported themselves to be lost in the mist on Seatallan. The team leader gave them directions how to get off the hill but by 7.30 pm. they called again to say they were still lost. The team leader already had one of the team members out on Seatallan doing a quick …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 30th Aug 2009 – Alert

Call from the police in the early hours. Three male walkers doing the three peaks were reported long overdue. They were reported to have survival equipment with them so the Team leader left the incident until later in the day. The missing walkers tirned up safe and well at 2:00 hrs

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 29th Aug 2009 – Callout 61 in 2009

Police paged the team to go to the help of a female walker who had fallen 6m into a gulley by Greta Gill off the Corridor route. She had received a head and facial injuries and was with a party of 10. While the team were making their way to the casualty site a sea …

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Mitredale – Fri 28th Aug 2009 – Callout 60 in 2009

Call from the police to go to the rescue of an 18yr male walker who was out with his family walking in Miterdale, Eskdale when he slipped and fractured his leg. An air ambulance was also tasked for this job and managed to evacuate the casualty before the team arrived at the accident location. Incident …

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Great Gable – Sat 22nd Aug 2009 – Callout 59 in 2009

Call to the police from a party of 8 on Great Gable. The group were descending from Westmorland crags when one of the group, a male in his thirties, slipped and tumble fell. He injured his shoulder and sustained lacerations to his cheek. The team administered cas care and anesthesia before stretchering him down Great …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 21st Aug 2009 – Alert

‘999’ call from the police. Handled by the Team leader. A call from a male walker on his mobile who said he was lost and needed mountain rescue but then the signal went. With no further details it was decided to wait. At 01:59 hrs another call came into the police from a father of …

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Unknown Location – Thu 20th Aug 2009 – Alert

Police call regarding a single male walker reported long overdue by his father. His route involved parking his car near Hawkshead and included most of the central Lake District. He was known to be out for several days and be intending to bivi, being a serving Army solder. Police tried to locate his vehicle and …

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Great End – Thu 20th Aug 2009 – Alert

Police call regarding two people reported to be crag-fast on Scafell Pike. Team Leader spoke to the informant and established that the location to be Great End, left side of the crags and nearer Esk Hawse. Incident passed to Keswick MRT. Postscript: At 4.20pm, the TL was called direct from Wasdale Head, where an informant …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Mon 17th Aug 2009 – Callout 58 in 2009

A ‘999’ call for assistance received from a couple on holiday from London making their way from Scafell Pike who had become disorientated. From the information provided over the phone they were on the left side of Piers Gill (Lingmell side). The team leader gave them directions to return to the wall by Lingmell Col. …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sun 16th Aug 2009 – Callout 57 in 2009

A ‘999’ call received concerning a female walker with an injured lower leg on Scafell Pike. The wife had fractured her leg whilst descending. She was with her husband and daughter and located on the path between Hollowstones and Lingmel Col, Scafell Pike. 16 team members attended and she was treated and carried down by …

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