Incidents

Scafell Pike – Mon 26th Mar 2012 – Callout 15 in 2012 (limited)

Call from police for 3 overdue walkers. They had been on top of Scafell Pike at 15.30 hours but had not made contact with the mother of one of them since then. The start point of their walk was unknown, except that it was more likely to be on the south side of Scafell Pike. …

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Green Crag, Eskdale – Sun 25th Mar 2012 – Callout 14 in 2012

The team were called out to assist a female walker who had slipped and broken her ankle close to Green Crag, Eskdale. She was given anagesia, and her leg was splinted before being stretchered down to Birkerthwaite.

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Thu 15th Mar 2012 – Callout 13 in 2012

Two adult walkers became disorientated in poor visibility on Great Gable.  They had walked from Borrowdale and ascended Green Gable before losing their way on the Great Gable summit area. They were located near Beck Head and escorted to the Wasdale valley. (15 Team members were involved in the search and rescue)

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Sty Head – Wed 14th Mar 2012 – Callout 12 in 2012 (limited)

We were contacted by Cumbria Police at around 19:15 regarding a couple lost on Scafell Pike. The Team Leader contacted the pair from Scotland to try and establish their whereabouts. They had left the Old Dungeon Ghyll in the morning, climbed Scafell Pike and then on the return the cloud come down. After some discussion …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 10th Mar 2012 – Callout 11 in 2012

Whilst we were dealing with the other two incidents we found a pair of walkers who were trying to descend to Seathwaite in Borrowdale. They did not have any torches and were escorted down to Wasdale Head.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 10th Mar 2012 – Callout 10 in 2012

Whist responding to the exhausted man at Mickledore the team were informed that there was a man with a suspected broken ankle near Lingmell Gill just off Brown Tongue. He had injured his ankle slipping on a rock further up the fellside and whilst trying …

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Mickledore, Scafell Pike – Sat 10th Mar 2012 – Callout 9 in 2012

The team were contacted by the police to assist a walker in his sixties who had become exhausted and felt unwell on Scafell Pike. He was next to the stretcher box at Mickledore and did not feel that he had the strength to make his own way off the fell. A full callout was made …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 3rd Mar 2012 – Callout 8 in 2012

The police contacted the team to assist a pair of walkers who had found themselves lost on steep ground in poor visibility whilst descending Scafell Pike. They were fortunate in being able to get an intermittent mobile phone signal to the Police so the team headed to the area indicated by their GPS and found they had …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Wed 29th Feb 2012 – Callout 7 in 2012 (limited)

The team were contacted by the Wasdale Head Inn about a dog missing in the Hollowstones Area. The dog’s owner and staff from the Wasdale Head Inn had conducted a four hour search the previous day without success. One team member went to assist in the search and the dog turned up safe and well …

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