2010 incident 33

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. Read more…

2010 incident 32

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), Read more…

2010 incident 31

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 Read more…

2010 incident 30(a)

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 Read more…

2010 incident 30

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 Read more…

2010 incident 29

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 Read more…

2010 incident 28

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 Read more…

2010 incident 27

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 Read more…

2010 incident 26(a)

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 Read more…

2010 incident 26

‘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 Read more…

2010 incident 25

Call from the police to rescue a 10 year old boy and his mother from the bottom of Greta Gill. The young boy had fallen about 10 meters into the bottom of the gulley from the main corridor route path (very close to incident 23 and 20). He sustained a Read more…

2010 incident 24(a)

When the team got back the base from incident 23 and 24, there was a further ‘999’ from two foreign walkers who said they were lost on Scafell. Following a lengthy question and answer session over a one hour period it became clear that they were not on Scafell and Read more…

2010 incident 24

Whilst incident 23 was being dealt with the team were approached by the father of a 24 year old who was suffering from severe vertigo and could not proceed further. He was at the head of Greta Gill and needed to climb the rock step before making his way back Read more…

2010 incident 23

Male walker in his mid 40’s with three friends from Berkshire were descending the rock step above Greta Gill on the Corridor Route when he fell around 40 meters down the slope sustaining chest, shoulder injuries and damaged knee. He was treated on scene by a team member who was Read more…