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…

2010 incident 37

Call came into the Police for missing walkers from a concerned wife who phoned in from the farmhouse at Cockley Beck. The group included a 61 year old with diabetes along with two 23 yr olds. They were overdue at Cockley Beck coming down from Scafell Pike, presumably lost somewhere Read more…

2010 incident 36(b)

Call came into the Police from group of 10 walkers who had become lost in Great Moss, Upper Eskdale. The Team Leader decided to wait until 10.00 p.m. before considering further action. At 10.08 the lost walkers managed to get themselves off the mountain and back down to the road. Read more…

2010 incident 36

Cumbria Police called out the team to recover the body of a 71 year old male walker who had been found by walkers below Great Napes Crags in the gulley between Sphinx and Arrowhead Ridge. He had sustained fatal injuries after falling around 20 to 30 metres. He had been Read more…

2010 incident 35

Call from Ambulance Control for MRT assistance. A male walker in his early 50’s had fallen and sustained a dislocated shoulder. Team members were airlifted to the cloud base on Lingmel Col by the Great North Air Ambulance and made there way up to the incident site, some 50m above Read more…

2010 incident 34(b)

A ‘999’ call came in from a wife of an overdue walker on Scafell Pike. He was well equipped and had no medical history. Police checked the campsite where his wife thought he was staying and he was found there. Incident closed at 11.48 p.m.

2010 incident 34(a)

An informant at Wasdale National Trust campsite reported seeing flashing lights on the Scafells. Leaders investigated the sightings but stood the incident down at 00.12 a.m. It became clear that the lights were unlikely to be a distress signal and were likely to be people walking off the hill in Read more…

2010 incident 34

Team called out by Police to assist with the search operations following the fatal shootings in Cumbria. Around 200 MRT members from across Cumbria, South Scotland, North East England and North West England were called in to assist Wasdale. Search dogs from as far away as Glencoe were brought in Read more…

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…