Incidents

Scafell Pike – Mon 31st May 2010 – Callout 24 in 2010

Mobile phone call to the police from an informant with an 18 yr old male who was suffering from severe dehydration on Scafell Pike. 15 team members attended but as the team were on their way another call came in to say that he was now moving down the mountain. The incident was stood down …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th May 2010 – Callout 23 in 2010

Mobile phone call to the police from a walker who had heard shouts for help from the area below Lingmel Crags. Subsequent calls confirmed that there was a genuine person in difficulty. Full call out and 19 team members attended. Before the team could get to the location (Piers Gill), the male walker had managed …

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Napes, Great Gable – Tue 25th May 2010 – Callout 22 in 2010

999′ mobile phone call from a climbing party of two on Napes Needle, Great Gable. Male climber in his thirties had fallen and lacerated his upper leg. 18 team members attended. He was given casualty care on scene and marsupial’d down from the base of Napes Needle into the gulley bottom, then stretchered down the …

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Other Location – Sun 23rd May 2010 – Alert

Call came in from Cumbria Police for a heads up on a male at risk. He had arrived in the Wasdale area, made contact with people back home and was at risk. A second call came in from the police at 2.30 p.m. to advise that the missing person had turned up safe and well …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 16th May 2010 – Callout 21 in 2010

Male walker in his 40’s accompanied by two males in their late teens was doing a recce for the three peaks challenge when he suffered severe chest pains. A passing walker advised that he should rest in a survival bag whilst he carried on back to Seathwaite to raise the alarm. The location of …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 15th May 2010 – Callout 20 in 2010

Call for a 35yr old female walker with a suspected fractured ankle on the Corridor Route down from Scafell Pike, near Chriscliffe gulley . Due to limited numbers of team members available, Sea King helicopter called in which assisted in the evacuation to West Cumberland hospital. 9 team members involved and the incident was closed …

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Bad Step, Corridor Route – Thu 13th May 2010 – Callout 19 in 2010

999′ report to the police for an injured Labrador dog at Greta Gill. The dog was stuck on the bad step, Corridor route descent from Scafell Pike. The team responded and after bandaging the dogs paws assisted the walkers and dog back to Styhead Pass where they carried on down to Seathwaite. Incident closed later …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Mon 10th May 2010 – Callout 18 in 2010

75 yr old male walker in a party of three with severe leg cramps descended from Styhead following a walk across from Langdale and could walk no further. Located on the main path below Lower Kern Knotts on Great Gable. The informant raised the alarm from the Wasdale Head Hotel as there was no mobile …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 9th May 2010 – Alert

Call from the police to respond to a worried relative who had not heard from a group of walkers who had left to climb Scafell Pike earlier that day. The Team Leader gathered more information on the group and potential incident which was eventually closed at 10.35 p.m. when the overdue walker turned up safe …

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Hardknott Pass – Fri 7th May 2010 – Callout 17 in 2010 (limited)

‘999’ call to the police from a stranded motorist on Hardknott Pass. When the need for the team to respond was questioned by the Leader, the police advised that life was at risk as the car was over the edge. 5 team members attended following a limited callout but before they arrived at Hardknott …

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