Incidents

Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Sep 2015 – Callout 55 in 2015

We were called by Police for a walker with a leg injury. Initially this was believed to be near Sty Head Tarn and the Keswick team were also called. A further 999 call was made by a member of the public which helped to place the incident nearer to Piers Gill. The injured walker and …

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Eden Valley – Fri 18th Sep 2015 – Callout 54 in 2015

The team was called out as part of a multi-agency response to search for a missing person in the Eden Valley. Read more from Penrith MRT’s facebook page:

The team have just returned from the search for Yvonne Mullen in the area surrounding Crosby Ravensworth. Sadly a body…

Posted by Penrith Mountain Rescue …

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Great Gable – Wed 16th Sep 2015 – Alert

We were called by the Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves cragfast whilst descending from Great Gable to Beck Head. On phoning them back they had regained the path and were able to continue on their way.

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Lingmell – Sat 12th Sep 2015 – Callout 53 in 2015

The second group we were called out to help were on the north side of Lingmell. They managed to self rescue whilst we were en-route.

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Stand Crag, Great End – Sat 12th Sep 2015 – Callout 52 in 2015

The team was called out when two separate groups had got into difficulty around the Piers Gill area of Scafell Pike. This group were located on the side of Greta Gill on steep ground. The team provided torches, warm clothing and walked them back to Wasdale. Conditions were not favourable and it is worth noting …

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Sty Head – Wed 9th Sep 2015 – Callout 51 in 2015 (limited)

The team was called out to assist Keswick MRT walk a pair of walkers that they had helped off the Corridor Route down to Wasdale Head.

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Waberthwaite – Mon 7th Sep 2015 – Callout 50 in 2015

The team was called out to assist Duddon and Furness MRT with a search for a man missing from the Waberthwaite area. Five mountain rescue teams assisted by search dogs searched overnight and through the following day. Just before dark the man was spotted by a member of the public on Raven Crag above the …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Sep 2015 – Callout 49 in 2015

We were called by Police about a walker who had fallen whilst descending the ridge from Scafell Pike to Broad Crag col and injured his ribs. Given the difficult location we ask Duddon & Furness team for assistance and also air support from the Navy Seaking from HMS Gannet. The casualty was found just at …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 3rd Sep 2015 – Callout 48 in 2015

We were called by Police about a walker reported to have a knee injury and be suffering a panic attack / hyperventilating near to the top of Scafell Pike. As there was some doubt he would be able to walk off we responded with a team callout. Fortunately he recovered before we arrived and was …

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 1st Sep 2015 – Callout 47 in 2015

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become crag fast high up on the Wasdale Screes whilst trying to walk the lakeshore path. Given their location the team approached from above and with the help of a fixed rope system walked them up to the top of Whin Rigg.

It is worth …

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