Alert in 2010

Call from the police following a report of a red flare having been sighted. The team leader discussed the incident with the police and the decision taken that no further action was necessary unless people were reported missing. New Years eve is a time when fireworks and flares are set Read more…

Callout 09 in 2010

‘999’ call from three vehicles stuck on ice on Birker fell road. 10 people were reported to be in difficulty including 4 children under the age of six. The two team landrovers attended and got the cars safely back into the valley bottom. Around 8 team members attended and the Read more…

Alert in 2010

Call from a male and female couple who were stuck in their car on Hardknott pass in icy conditions with a 3 month old baby. The team Landrover was sent out but they managed to get turned round and got back down. Landrover turned back and incident closed with no Read more…

Alert in 2010

Weather clear when a police page came in for an individual who reported himself lost of the mountain – whilst the team leader was gathering further information from the police he called back in to say he had come across a couple of other walkers who were helping him down. Read more…

Callout 07 in 2010

‘999’ mobile call from an informant located on the corridor route path at the head of Piers Gill. Two male walkers had descended Piers Gill, on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had got themselves down the two waterfall steps (around 4m drops) and decided to return. Only one could Read more…

Callout 06 in 2010

‘999’ mobile call from a group walkers who were lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. They had provided a GPS position in latitude and longitude which, when converted to a normal grid reference put them in Carnforth. Another call came into the police from an informant from Wasdale Head hotel who Read more…

Callout 05 in 2010

‘999’ mobile call from three walkers, believed to be on the summit of Scafell Pike and gave a grid location in Latitude and Longitude. Their map had blown away and it was dark with bad weather forecasted and snow laying above 2,500 feet. They were located safe and well at Read more…

Callout 04 in 2010

Called by an informant staying at a Seathwaite lodgings, concerned over a group of three climbers in their 30’s and 40’s who had set off to climb Napes Needle, Greta Gable at 10:00 hrs that morning and had not returned or called in. It was a clear night with snow Read more…

Callout 03 in 2010

Team called to search for three walkers in their late teens who were lost on Scafell Pike just below cloud level – they had given a grid reference which put them in the area of Middleboot Knotts, just to the north of Lingmell. Around 16 team members searched the area Read more…

Other Location – Thu 19th Nov 2009

Team called to assist Cockermouth MRT with the worsening flood situation. The swift water rescue technicians along with the team rescue boat and Landrovers were mobilised and worked with Cockermouth MRT over the following 5 days rescuing and evacuating trapped people in their homes. The team were eventually stood down Read more…

Callout 01 in 2010

Team called to assist walkers down from Lingmel Col who had inadequate equipment and requiring help to get them off the mountain. Limited callout of team members to effectively guide them off the mountain.

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…