Incidents

Wastwater Screes – Thu 31st Oct 2013 – Callout 63 in 2013

We were called by the Police about a party of 3 stuck on the Wasdale Screes in between the 2 boulder fields. One of the group had weakness / pain in the knees that had been aggravated by crossing over the big boulder field and could not make any more progress. She was helped down …

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Little Narrowcove, Upper Eskdale – Mon 28th Oct 2013 – Callout 62 in 2013

We were called by Police about a group of 2 who were reported to be ‘stuck’ in Little Narrowcove on the Eskdale side of Scafell Pike. One of the party had become distressed as a result of the squally weather and steep ground and very reluctant to move. On further investigation the party was identified …

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 22nd Oct 2013 – Callout 61 in 2013

We were called by Police about a group of 2 + a dog who had become disorientated on their descent of Scafell Pike and one of the party was suffering from an ankle injury. Their position was established using Sarloc as in the gorge at the top of the river Esk, about as far from …

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Scafell – Sat 5th Oct 2013 – Callout 60 in 2013

Not long after finishing the previous incident we were contacted again about whistle blasts heard near Scafell. They were said to be 6 blasts / minute which is the recognised mountain distress signal. One group of informants who had phoned the incident in went to investigate a found a group of 2 who were lost …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Sat 5th Oct 2013 – Callout 59 in 2013 (limited)

We were contacted about a man who was reported to have lost contact with the other members of his party and was now unsure of his location. Using SARLOC his position was established to be on Horn Crag on Slight Side, the southern termination of Scafell’s summit ridge. Three team members who had just been …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 4th Oct 2013 – Callout 58 in 2013

We were contacted by Police about a group of 2 who had lost the path and were finding it difficult to walk any further. In discussion the team leader was able to determine they were in the broken ground between Lingmell Col and Piers Gill. Due to the potential for a stretcher carry a full …

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