Our Callout Archive: Piers Gill – Scafell Pike

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 7th Oct 2010 – Callout 58 in 2010 (limited)

Call from the police to help a group of five walkers plus a dog who were benighted on Scafell Pike. They were located at the wall on Lingmell above piers Gill. They had no lights, no equipment nor food. A limited call out was made and the group were walked back down the mountain. 12 …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 9th Aug 2010 – Callout 46 in 2010

Call came in from the police for two overdue/lost walkers on Scafell Pike. The two male walkers, 23 yr and 24 yr old were with their father attempting the three peaks challenge when they became separated on their descent back to Wasdale Head. The father was interviewed by two of the team’s deputies and it …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th May 2010 – Callout 23 in 2010

Mobile phone call to the police from a walker who had heard shouts for help from the area below Lingmel Crags. Subsequent calls confirmed that there was a genuine person in difficulty. Full call out and 19 team members attended. Before the team could get to the location (Piers Gill), the male walker had managed …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 12th Dec 2009 – Callout 94 in 2009

‘999’ mobile call from an informant located on the corridor route path at the head of Piers Gill. Two male walkers had descended Piers Gill, on their descent from Scafell Pike. They had got themselves down the two waterfall steps (around 4m drops) and decided to return. Only one could get out with assistance from …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 19th Nov 2009 – Callout 90 in 2009

Team called to search for three walkers in their late teens who were lost on Scafell Pike just below cloud level – they had given a grid reference which put them in the area of Middleboot Knotts, just to the north of Lingmell. Around 16 team members searched the area and they were located on …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 27th Oct 2009 – Callout 83 in 2009

Call from the police regarding a lone male walker who was lost on his descent from Scafell Pike in the growing darkness. He was somewhere on the west side of Piers Gill below Lingmell, a well know black spot for walkers getting lost and a dangerous location. He had walked as far as the gulley …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 22nd Sep 2009 – Callout 74 in 2009

Call from the police regarding an informant who’d heard clear shouts for help coming from the Lingmell area. A search of the area quickly turned up two 19 year old male walkers who were doing a multi day camping trip around the fells. One had fallen very badly whilst crossing the river just below Piers …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 23rd Jul 2009 – Callout 46 in 2009 (limited)

The police received a ‘999’ call from a female lost walker on Scafell Pike with children aged 6 and 8. The group were from Knutsford. The Team Leader was able to talk the lost person and established that they were on the left side of Piers Gill in low cloud with little visibility. They were …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 3rd May 2009 – Callout 19 in 2009

Rescue on the Piers Gill Path. Female walker fell and suffered a dislocated fracture of the elbow near the main rock step on the path running up the side of piers Gill. 21 team members were involved in the rescue. The lady was given casualty care, the elbow was reduced and splinted. She was carried …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 6th Sep 2008 – Callout 48 in 2008

Pager message from Police to respond to a request for help from two Three Peakers. 2 male walkers from Kent were attempting the 3 peaks challenge from Seathwaite and became lost on their way back down. From a telephone conversation with the lost pair, the leader established that their most likely location was Middleboot Knotts. …

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