Incidents

Black Sail Pass – Tue 28th Jun 2011 – Callout 39 in 2011

The alarm was raised at Blacksail Youth Hostel by a walker who could hear shouts for help in the Blacksail Pass area. As this is on the boundary between Wasdale and Cockermouth teams both attended. On arrival at the pass it was apparent there were no longer shouts for help and a search of the …

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Eskdale – Sat 25th Jun 2011 – Callout 38 in 2011 (limited)

Two sons in their early 20’s were reported overdue by their mother who was in Ambleside. The information provided suggested that the two sons had gone to walk up Scafell Pike starting from near Wha House farm in Eskdale and had phoned around 8.00 p.m. to say they were at Burnmoor Tarn. They had not …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 25th Jun 2011 – Alert

‘999’ call went into Cumbria Police for a group of missing persons. Whilst the Team Leader was gathering information the missing persons turned up safe and well – incident closed very quickly at 12.46 p.m. – weather condition in the valley extremely poor with cloud down to 500 feet and heavy drizzle. There were many …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 24th Jun 2011 – Callout 37 in 2011 (limited)

A father and son became separated during a descent from Scafell Pike summit. Despite a prolonged effort the father was unable to find his son in the area last seen and was forced to return to Langdale where he raised the alarm. Wasdale team had initiated a check of the Eskdale road and during this …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Mon 20th Jun 2011 – Callout 36 in 2011

Callout from the police for a female with an injured ankle on Scafell Pike. A party of 12 which included three teachers and 9 students were descending from the summit when one slipped and went over on her ankle. 21 team members attended and a further number of Duddon & Furness MRT also turned …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 18th Jun 2011 – Alert

Report from police – missing male.  mid-late 40’s on 3 peaks challenge, failed to turn up at Seathwaite having set off at 3.50am. Informant Organiser at Seathwaite said that the missing person got split up from the rest of the party on the return from the summit because he was slower than them. The second group saw him …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 18th Jun 2011 – Alert

Call from police re a group of 5 3-peakers lost on Scafell Pike. The Team Leader spoke to the informant – two were very wet and cold and only two of party had waterproofs. They were dressed in shorts and fleeces, and had no food or whistle. They did have a map and compass and …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Jun 2011 – Callout 35 in 2011

A party on the 3 peaks became disorientated on their descent after losing the path and were now lost.  Due to the poor weather conditions they were also wet and cold and one of them was having difficulty walking due to a sore knee.  As their location was uncertain the team initially mounted a search …

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Great Gable – Wed 15th Jun 2011 – Alert

A man contacted police to report his wife missing on the fells after a walk in the Green / Great Gable area. Given the location of the informant and the possible locations for his wife the incident was passed to the Keswick team. We understand the lady was soon located at Honsiter Pass safe and well.

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Scafell Pike – Mon 13th Jun 2011 – Callout 34 in 2011

Call from Police for two missing Three Peakers.  A group of four walkers had set off from Wasdale Head at 5.00 a.m. to climb Scafell Pike in wet and windy conditions.  They separated on the way up and a 40 year old male and female pair became lost on their descent – They were last …

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