Callout 91 in 2009

A WMRT / SARDA dog handler was asked to assist Keswick MRT with a search for a lost group of 9 on Allen Crags after Langdale Ambleside MRT had searched for the group near Esk Hause with no success. Wasdale MRT base was manned to support the dog handler and Read more…

Callout 90 in 2009

An informant had reported herself, another individual and a group of 3 all lost near Dow Crag [Esk Buttress] in Upper Eskdale after coming off Scafell Pike in low cloud and having insufficient torches to get down safely. Location provided from a GPS as being near Knotts of the Tongue. Read more…

Callout 89 in 2009

An informant in Keswick had reported a 25yr old female friend hadn’t returned from a solo walk up Scafell from Boot in Eskdale and that she couldn’t contact her on her mobile. Whilst 2 team members were searching the car parks in Eskdale for the car the informant rang back Read more…

Callout 88 in 2009

Call from the police regarding a lone male walker who was lost on his descent from Scafell Pike in the growing darkness. He was somewhere on the west side of Piers Gill below Lingmell, a well know black spot for walkers getting lost and a dangerous location. He had walked Read more…

Callout 87 in 2009

Callout for a missing group of 5 walkers in Upper Eskdale who had been walking on Crinkle Crags. The request for support came in from Langdale MRT. Weather conditions were poor with heavy rain and high winds forecasted. The team were mobilised and the 3 members of the missing group Read more…

Callout 86 in 2009

Called by Cockermouth MRT who had been out since 2:30 hrs that morning to support them in a search for an Epileptic. The search had already involved SARDA search dogs and a helicopter. Wasdale team deployed in vehicles but were stood down on arrival at Cockermouth as the missing person Read more…

Alert in 2009

Police paged the team for a rescue on Scafell Pike with no injuries. Two males requested support due to being lost in cloud near the summit of Scafell Pike. The Wasdale deputy leader of the day suggested that they had a full day to find their own way safely off Read more…

Callout 85 in 2009

Police call regarding a group of 6 x walkers who were benighted at the bad step on the Corridor Route, near Stand Crag. Team members duly went to provide light and to guide them as far as Sty head, where Keswick MRT kindly met the group and guided them back Read more…

Callout 84 in 2009

Police call regarding a 44 yr old male from the Grantham area who had severe cramp in his legs and was unable to walk. He was on the summit of the Pike and turned out to have a medical background which gave rise to the underlying cause of the cramp. Read more…

Callout 83 in 2009

Call from the Police, regarding a 64 yr old male, reported long overdue from a walk to Slight Side, Eskdale. The informant was at Wha House Farm and described last seeing the missing walker quite low down and at about 6.00 p.m. Given the short distance between their vehicle and Read more…

Wasdale – Sun 11th Oct 2009

Call from Police requesting assistance to search Wastwater for a missing diver. The team used their rescue boat and conducted lake shore searches of the area but nothing was found. The team stood down once the Police diving unit (from Lancashire) arrived at about 3.45 p.m. 11 team members were Read more…

Alert in 2009

Team paged by the police for a rescue on Scafell Pike. A group of 4 males were reported long overdue from Scafell Pike. The story involves this group of males having requested assistance from two strangers who’d happened to pass them earlier in the day. The arrangement was that they Read more…

Callout 81 in 2009

Team called out to the rescue of a male walker in his mid 50’s who, along with a small group were carrying out a reccy for a mountain challenge. The walker had collapsed. A helicopter was requested and tasked from RAF Valley but due to the high winds and the Read more…

Callout 80 in 2009

Team paged for a missing couple. The man and his wife in their early 60’s and 50’s had been climbing Scafell Pike and at 5.15 p.m. they had sent a text message to their daughter ” we are lost and its getting dark”. The team were mobilised along with Duddon Read more…