Callout 67 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 Read more…

Alert in 2009

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 Read more…

Callout 66 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 Read more…

Callout 65 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 Read more…

Callout 64 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 Read more…

Alert in 2009

‘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 Read more…

Alert in 2009

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 Read more…

Alert in 2009

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 Read more…

Callout 63 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 Read more…

Callout 62 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 Read more…

Callout 61 in 2009

Call direct from the Wasdale Head. Informant reporting two people long overdue from Scafell Pike – also 3 peakers. They had set off at 11.00 p.m. the previous night. Male and Female (23 and 26) reported to be wearing shorts and T shirts, despite awful weather. When it subsequently also Read more…

Alert in 2009

Police call regarding two 3 peakers who were disorientated on the way down from Scafell Pike. Little information in the initial call, other than a mobile number. Further call received direct later in the morning, reporting two 3 peakers overdue. These were indeed the same names that we were already Read more…

Alert in 2009

A group of four 16-17 year old DoE doing gold award reported a female member of their party as cold and potentially hypothermic near Scafell Pike. It was established that they were actually near Allencrags Gill at the head of Langstrath. They had full camping gear. Deputy team leader established Read more…

Callout 59 in 2009

Police contacted the team to attend to a further rescue. A couple on a mobile phone were descending from Scafell Pike when they became lost in the mist and rain. They reported that they were cold and wet and hungry. They were only wearing ‘T’ shirts and shorts with lightweight Read more…

Callout 57 in 2009

Team were paged by the police following a sighting of some flashing lights by the warden of Black Sail Youth Hostel. 23 walkers aged 14 to 23 were stuck high up on Looking Stead on difficult steep ground. The group were located by team members from Wasdale and Cockermouth MRT’s Read more…

Callout 56 in 2009

Team were paged by the police following a ‘999’ call for overdue walkers doing the 3 peaks challenge. A 29 yr old male and 32 yr old female left Wasdale at 5.00 p.m. on the Saturday with an expected return of 9.30 p.m. When they failed to phone in later Read more…

Alert in 2009

Team were paged by the police following a ‘999’ call for overdue walkers. While the team leader was gathering details and deciding the next steps, the missing persons turned up safe and well. Incident stood down at 10.05 p.m. with no further action necessary.