2010 incident 48

Whilst the team were involved in incident 47 a further call came in from the police to the base for a male and female walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. The grid reference put them on the side of Slightside (Scafell). Duddon and Furness MRT were called in to Read more…

2010 incident 47

Call came in from the police for an 80 yr old male walker who had sustained an injury to his leg descending Scafell Pike. His location was given as Broad Crag Col. but he was located on the col between Broad Crag and Ill Crag. He was with an organised Read more…

2010 incident 49(a)

Whilst the team were involved in incidents 47 and 48 a further request came in for a group of five who were missing on Scafell Pike. They were part of a larger group and had become separated. They had last been seen by team members on top of the Pike Read more…

2010 incident 46(b)

Call came in from the police regarding overdue walkers but before the details could be taken fully the walkers turned up safe and well. Incident closed at 8.50 pm with no further action necessary.

2010 incident 46(a)

Two people phoned the police to say they were lost on Great Gable. The said they were stuck on a crag overlooking the Wasdale Head Hotel. The Team’s leader made calls to the lost persons and established that they were on the grassy col at the top of Great Hellgate. Read more…

2010 incident 46

Call from the Police. A Duke of Edinburgh group of around 8 were descending from Styhead into Wasdale. A 17yr year old female in their party feinted and could not walk further. She was stretchered back down to Wasdale head and taken by Ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital. 16 team Read more…

2010 incident 45

13 yr old boy overdue on Great Gable. The Mother and sister had walked up to Styhead and the boy had wanted to climb Greta Gable so left them at Styhead and agreed to meet them later. He was had no equipment. He reported in that he was lost in Read more…

2010 incident 44

Callout regarding a missing 70 yr old grandfather and 10 yr old grandson. The pair had sent off from Wasdale Youth Hostel heading for Gillerthwaite Youth Hostel in Ennerdale via Haycock. 6 members of Wasdale MRT along with the Cockermouth MRT and SARDA search dogs were mobilised. The grandfather had Read more…

2010 incident 43

Call-out via Cumbria Police for a 19 yr old casualty with a dislocated knee at Rank Bank, Eskdale. The casualty had been climbing but dislocated the knee off the crag. The casualty was carried by stretcher to the Eskdale Outward Bound and then taken to hospital in their vehicle. Incident Read more…

2010 incident 42(a)

Call came into the police from a mobile phone from a group of seven walkers from the Bradford area who were lost on their descent from the summit of Scafell Pike. They were inexperienced, had no map or compass and inadequate clothing. Weather conditions were wet and windy with cloud Read more…

2010 incident 42

Whilst searching for the missing male, the team were called out to respond to a ‘999’ from an informant who reported a dislocation injury (Knee or Shoulder) with a location description of the bad step on the Corridor Route but a grid reference of Styhead. Around 15 team members attended Read more…

2010 incident 41

Team were called out by the police to carry out searches in the Cleator, Longlands Lake area for a male in his early 50’s who had been missing for 3 days. Around fifteen team members from Wasdale MRT, supported by four SARDA (Lakes) search dogs and members of the Cockermouth Read more…

2010 incident 40

Callout for a walker with possible Hypothermia on the summit of Scafell Pike. The two walkers, brother and sister, were very cold, wet and shivering and lost. Weather was wet and windy with mist down to low level. Despite reasoning with them, the female refused to move. They were sheltering Read more…

2010 incident 39

Call from the police to assist a male who was suffering from violent sickness and stomach cramps and unable to continue. The two males had left Boot with the intention of walking back to Langdale via Scafell and Scafell Pike. The casualty was taken ill on the Hardrigg Gill path Read more…

Scafell Pike – Sun 4th Jul 2010

Call came into the Police for a walkers incident on the Pike. By 9.25 a.m. sufficient information had been gathered to stand down the team. Note: Weather warning in force for heavy rain and gale force winds. Previous evening, whilst returning from incident 38 there were significant numbers of three Read more…

2010 incident 38

Call came into the Police for an injured walker near Styhead. A group of four from Worcester had set off earlier in the day from Seathwaite and were descending Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route. One of the party, a lady in her early 40’s had sustained a knee injury Read more…

2010 incident 37(b)

Call came into the Police for two lost walkers Scafell Pike. They managed to get themselves off the mountain with help over the phone. Incident stood down as the lost walkers had turned up safe and well before any decision was required to mobilise the team. Incident closed at 9.50 Read more…