Our Callout Archive: Piers Gill – Scafell Pike

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 17th Nov 2007 – Callout 66 in 2007

Police paged the team following a call from a concerned parent in Liverpool over the whereabouts of missing walkers. They were doing Scafell Pike via Brown Tongue, parking at Wasdale camp site and should have returned by 8.00 p.m. They were from Liverpool and aged 24 but other than that we had no information onclothing, …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 26th Oct 2007 – Callout 63 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ mobile call reporting 2 teenage male walkers who were somewhere near Scafell Pike, overlooking a river and stick on a rocky ledge. One of the walkers had injuries. Due to the uncertainty of location the team leader requested additional manpower for the search and eventual carry off. Duddon …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 12th Sep 2007 – Callout 52 in 2007 (limited)

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from the wife of a 68 yr old male walker who had climbed Scafell Pike and was lost making his way back to Windermere. He was contacted on his mobile phone and his description put him at the top of Piers Gill. Weather conditions and visibility were …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 19th Feb 2007 – Callout 4 in 2007

The Team Leader was contacted by the police regarding a family of 4 who had failed to return to their car after climbing Scafell Pike. The father and mother along with their 5 year old and 14 month old sons had set off at midday from Brackenclose. Another group of 3 walkers left Brackenclose at …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 10th Oct 2006 – Callout 43 in 2006

Within two hours of the previous callout closing, the police paged the team to assist a single male walker who had become disorientated on the descent from Scafell Pike in changing visibility and low cloud. The team were assisted by a helicopter from RAF Wattisham who were on deployment to Wasdale Head carrying out essential …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 27th Sep 2006 – Callout 41 in 2006

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team were called shortly after midnight to search for a single male fellwalker who was attempting the 3 Peaks Challenge and was overdue. He and his fellow challenger had already completed Ben Nevis the previous day and had set off to climb Scafell Pike around 5.00 p.m. that evening. The alarm was …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 3rd Sep 2006 – Callout 38 in 2006

‘999’ call taken by the police for three male walkers in their 30’s who had left Brackenclose, Wasdale head at 11.00 p.m. the previous evening to climb Scafell Pike. The three men were attempting the 3 Peaks challenge and had already climbed Ben Nevis earlier in the day. They gave a description of their location …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 31st Aug 2006 – Callout 34 in 2006 (limited)

The team were paged by the Police to respond to a male walker who was attempting the three Peaks challenge and had become disorientated then stuck on steep ground whilst descending from Scafell Pike. A limited callout was initiated with 10 team members deployed on the fell. The walker, who was subsequently found uninjured at …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 14th Nov 2004 – Callout 47 in 2004

Call from Workington Police regarding two overdue walkers. The two brothers from Barrow, 21 and 29 year old had set off from the green at Wasdale Head to climb Scafell Pike. When they hadn’t returned home the alarm was raised. In addition to the Wasdale team, Keswick, SARDA dogs and Duddon Furness were involved in …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 11th May 2003 – Callout 12 in 2003

Workington police paged the team to attend an incident at Wasdale Head. A male and female walker had become cragfast the previous day and spent the night on the fell. In the morning the man had scrambled out of the Ghyll to raise the ‘999’ alarm through another walker he met with a mobile phone …

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