Incidents — Cragfast

Lords Rake, Scafell – Mon 7th Aug 2017 – Callout 61 in 2017

The team was called yesterday for 2 walkers who had become crag fast whilst trying to ascend Lords Rake on Scafell. They had turned off too early and become stuck in the steep ground in the Red Gill area below the rake. Due to the mist and awkward terrain it took a long time to …

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Red Gill, Scafell – Thu 18th Aug 2011 – Callout 50 in 2011

A group of three peakers heard whistles and shouts from the Red Gill area of Scafell. They called the police who called out the team at about 6:30am. The advance party headed up the fell with some crag gear and first aid equipment whilst other team members brought up longer ropes and more equipment. …

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Ill Gill, Kirkfell – Sun 24th Apr 2011 – Callout 19 in 2011 (limited)

One of the team leaders was out walking on Great Gable (looking for missing team equipment) when they heard shouts for help coming from Ill Gill on Kirkfell opposite. On further investigation this turned out to be a man cragfast in the gill which is a popular scramble. A limited callout was initiated and a …

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Needle Ridge, Great Gable – Sat 23rd Apr 2011 – Callout 18 in 2011

Whilst returning from the initial incident on Great Gable and immediately after the alert for the rescue on Scafell Pike a further call came from the Police for a pair of climbers cragfast on Needle Ridge on the Napes crags due to greasy conditions on the rock. A small team were pulled together to …

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Kirkfell – Sun 12th Jul 2009 – Callout 42 in 2009

‘999’ call from a male walker who was reported as crag fast on Kirk Fell Crags. The team were already on their way out for a crag training full day practice so attended quickly. 8 team members were involved. Whilst approaching Blacksail on their way to Kirk Fell Crags, the team received a second callout …

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Needle Ridge, Great Gable – Sun 28th Jun 2009 – Callout 35 in 2009

As the search (incident 38) was scaling down but before the team had left Eskmeals. Police call came in regarding two crag fast climbers who’d become stuck on Needle Ridge, Great Gable when their absail retreat was prevented by their rope becoming jammed. 4 Wasdale MRT were flown by RN 177 to the summit of …

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