Incidents — Climber

Scafell Crag, Scafell – Sat 12th Jul 2014 – Callout 26 in 2014

We were called by Police about a climber who was reported to have fallen whilst on the flake pitch of Central Buttress on Scafell and sustained head injuries. In view of the potential serious nature of the incident an RAF Seaking helicopter was called along with support from DFMRT’s crag team. On walking up to …

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Esk Buttress, Upper Eskdale – Sat 9th Jul 2011 – Callout 44 in 2011

Call came in from Cumbria Police regarding two rock climbers who had failed to return at 6.30 p.m.  They had been climbing on Esk Buttress.  The team Leader waited until 10.35 before doing a full callout.  As seems to regularly happen, once the full team had been called out the two climbers inevitably turned up …

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Bell Stand, Eskdale – Sat 26th Mar 2011 – Callout 10 in 2011

Call from the police for a fallen male climber with a broken leg in Eskdale. The climber was accompanied by a female climber who was able to raise the alarm. He was abseiling and fell 12metres, landing at the foot of the crag Bell Stand, located above the old quarry near Beckfoot, Eskdale. The police …

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