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…

2010 incident 22(a)

999′ call received from an informant who reported a dog barking and whistling across the Lake on the Screes. When questioned it became apparent that the shouts were limited to one episode and that there was no real evidence that someone was in difficulty. A well intentioned false alarm. No Read more…

2010 incident 22

Rescue of a female walker in her 20’s who was descending Great Gable in a party of four. She fell and sustained an open (compound) fracture of her tibia (lower leg). She was losing significant blood and in addition a further member of the group had an injury to her Read more…

2010 incident 21(a)

Team called out by the police following a ‘999’ call from a walker who heard cries for help. When the team leader contacted the lady, she advised that the cries for help had now stopped and the person was able to make his/her own way off. Incident closed with no Read more…

2010 incident 20(b)

Team called out by the police for two missing walkers on the Pike. No action taken but decision to review again at 11.00 am the following day. They turned up safe and well at 9.00 a.m. Incident closed.

2010 incident 20(a)

Team called out by the police for a missing walker who had set off to walk from Boot to Langdale. No action was taken at that stage but the situation was to be reviewed the following morning. The missing person turned up safe and well at the Woolpack in Eskdale Read more…

2010 incident 20

Called out to rescue a 24 yr old male who had sustained a closed fracture of his left forearm. The party of six had left Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route. Whilst descending the rock step above Greta Gill, a large boulder came away, falling down and Read more…

2010 incident 19

Female walker in her late 40’s slipped on the path between Eel tarn and Boot. Dislocated fracture of the left ankle. She was given strong analgesia in addition to entonox and was stretcher carried down to the vehicles. She was passed to the ambulance crew at Boot and taken to Read more…