Incidents

Scafell Pike – Tue 26th Sep 2017 – Callout 80 in 2017

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers, one of whom had an ankle injury, reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. With help from Sarloc they were located on Rough Crag. A team member on the fell helped get them walking and they were then joined by other team members on …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 24th Sep 2017 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of 4 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, probably in Eskdale. Given the good over night weather and lack of precise position it was decided to leave them until the morning and see if they made their own way out, which they ultimately did.

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Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Alert

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers who were on the summit of Scafell Pike but struggling to find the way down. A mountain leader guiding another party on the mountain kindly offered to walk the pair down so that we did not need to respond. Many thanks to the mountain leader!

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Scafell Pike – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 79 in 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Given the number of incidents being dealt with this was passed to our colleagues in Duddon & Furness Team, but Wasdale members on the other job continued to look for both parties. Despite the best efforts of both teams the …

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Boat How – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 78 in 2017

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom was struggling to walk due to taking illicit drugs. They were located on Boat How near Burnmoor tarn and after a quick medical assessment were walked back to Boot in Eskdale.

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Eskdale – Sat 23rd Sep 2017 – Callout 77 in 2017

We were called by NWAS about a walker who was reported to be unresponsive on the stepping stones at St Catherine’s Church in Boot, Eskdale. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of Paramedics on scene he did not survive and are thoughts are with his family.

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Scafell Pike – Thu 21st Sep 2017 – Alert

The team was alerted by police to a walker on Scafell Pike who had mislaid his girlfriend in the cloud and hadn’t seen her for 25 minutes. Whilst the team leader was trying to get hold of the informant the police log was update to say they had made phone contact and where looking to …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Callout 76 in 2017

Not long after the previous job was passed to Keswick, the team leader took a call for a walker who had slipped while descending the Brown Tongue path and sustained a broken ankle. Once on scene the team Doctor administered pain relief, the casualty was packaged up and stretchered down to Brackenclose and passed to …

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Great Gable – Sat 16th Sep 2017 – Alert

The team was called to assist a walker on Great Gable who had has a stumble fall, resulting in a brief period of unconsciousness and other minor injuries, after a chat with the informant, given their location on the mountain and the party’s destination the job was passed to Keswick MRT.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 10th Sep 2017 – Callout 75 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker and their friend who were struggling to descend due to aggravating a pre-existing injury. The two made their way down as far as they could but were then stopped by the Greta Gill crossing at the bottom of the Piers Gill path which was in spate and …

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