Incidents

Pillar – Wed 28th Dec 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who had become stuck / unsure of their position. It was originally thought they were on Scafell Pike but this was later changed to Pillar when more information became available. With this news the incident was passed to our colleagues in Cockermouth Team who talked …

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Egremont – Sat 24th Dec 2016 – Callout 73 in 2016

We were called by Police to help them with an incident in Egremont and were assisted by Cockermouth Team who provided a group of swift water rescue technicians to support our own.

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Mosedale – Fri 16th Dec 2016 – Callout 72 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had stumbled whilst walking on the path towards Black Sail Pass and sustained a lower leg injury. This was splinted by a team member before the walker was taken by stretcher to the Wasdale Head Inn and handed over to an ambulance for the journey to …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 11th Dec 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become disorientated whilst descending Scafell Pike. The team leader provided directions over the phone and they made there own way off the hill.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 4th Dec 2016 – Callout 71 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 6 walkers reporting themselves benighted on top of Scafell Pike and needing assistance to get back down to the valley. A small team was sent up to provide torches, warm clothing and escort them back down to the valley. It has to be said the young …

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Beck Head, Great Gable – Sat 26th Nov 2016 – Callout 70 in 2016

We were called by Police about a walker who had tumbled around 100m after slipping on hard snow whilst walking between Beck Head and Gavel Neese on Great Gable. Team members, helped by paramedics from GNAA H63 and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team who happened to be in the area assessed the walkers injuries on scene …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Tue 15th Nov 2016 – Callout 69 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walker who’d become stuck in the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney on Scafell. It was hard to access the pair due to the thick mist on Scafell which was making visibility via torchlight difficult and the rocks very greasy. In the end an abseil system …

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Greathall Gill, Wasdale – Sat 12th Nov 2016 – Callout 68 in 2016 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who become lost / stuck near the top of Greathall Gill whilst trying to descend Winn Rigg. After talking to the pair the Team Leader determined they were near the head of the gill on the col. A small group then went on the fell to help …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 5th Nov 2016 – Callout 67 in 2016

The team was called out with Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team to search for five missing members of a very large group on Scafell Pike. They were found just before midnight by Keswick team members near the footbridge below Styhead Tarn. Conditions were cold …

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Burnmoor Tarn – Sun 30th Oct 2016 – Callout 66 in 2016

We were called by Police about a lady who’d slipped on the bridge near Burnmoor Tarn and injured herself. Great North Air Ambulance also attended and was able to evacuate the casualty to a waiting land ambulance at Wasdale Head before we arrived on scene.

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