Incidents

Eskdale – Sat 30th Apr 2011 – Callout 22 in 2011 (limited)

Police were contacted by a party of young people who reported they were now stuck in the Eskdale valley due to nightfall.  An initial search of nearby paths was mounted to locate the party who were eventually found at a nearby pub. We would appeal to anyone who reports themselves in trouble to make positive contact again …

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Lingmell – Sat 30th Apr 2011 – Callout 21 in 2011

Callout from the police for a lady in her late 30s with an injured leg.  The group were descending from Scafell Pike along the Lingmel Nose traverse path when she slipped and sustained a fracture dislocation of her ankle.  The team attended along with an Air Ambulance that landed on level ground 400m from the …

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Eskdale – Fri 29th Apr 2011 – Callout 20 in 2011

Called to assist the ambulance service help move a lady with a broken leg from just above Fisherground camp site in Eskdale.  One of the team doctors attended and helped splint the leg before the team carried the lady to the waiting Air Ambulance. 16 team members involved, incident closed around 6.00 p.m.

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Ill Gill, Kirkfell – Sun 24th Apr 2011 – Callout 19 in 2011 (limited)

One of the team leaders was out walking on Great Gable (looking for missing team equipment) when they heard shouts for help coming from Ill Gill on Kirkfell opposite. On further investigation this turned out to be a man cragfast in the gill which is a popular scramble. A limited callout was initiated and a …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Alert

As the team were returning to the base in Gosforth, a fourth incident came in. Two walkers who left Seathwaite to climb Scafell Pike but became separated from their friends somewhere on the top. The incident was discussed with Keswick MRT and no action was taken pending at that time. The two walkers turned up …

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Needle Ridge, Great Gable – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 18 in 2011

Whilst returning from the initial incident on Great Gable and immediately after the alert for the rescue on Scafell Pike a further call came from the Police for a pair of climbers cragfast on Needle Ridge on the Napes crags due to greasy conditions on the rock. A small team were pulled together to …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 18 in 2011

This third incident involved a female walker in her late 40’s from Liverpool who had slipped whilst descending Scafell Pike on the Brown Tongue path with her husband and son. This lady had a lower leg injury that prevented her from walking. Due to the Needle Ridge incident happening at the same time, the …

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Great Gable – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 16 in 2011

After a quiet start to the year normal service was resumed for the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team when we were called to three separate incidents this afternoon.  The first incident involved a male walker who slipped while descending from Great Gable and suffered face and throat injuries.  The casualty was treated on the mountain and …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Tue 19th Apr 2011 – Callout 15 in 2011 (limited)

Whilst the team were treating the casualty with a broken leg a 16 year old boy was seen wondering around Mickledore. After some questioning it was discovered that he had been separated from his parents earlier in the day after ascending Rossett Gill from Langdale. He had no map or compass and the team …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Tue 19th Apr 2011 – Callout 14 in 2011

The team were called out to assist a woman with a broken leg very close to the stretcher box at Mickledore. The air ambulance attended and lifted four team members including team doctors to the accident site. However, more manpower was needed to lift the casualty the short distance to the helicopter and further team …

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