Incidents — Callout

Wastwater Screes – Thu 12th Sep 2019 – Callout 48 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker and dog who reported themselves stuck whilst walking on the Wasdale Screes. Their position was determined using PhoneFind. Team members on foot arrived and helped to get them to the shore where they were picked up in the team’s boat and taken back to the pump house.

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Sep 2019 – Callout 47 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending to Broad Crag Col on the way up Scafell Pike injuring their ankle. A team member who was already on the fell went to the scene and assessed the injury. In view of the location high on Broad Crag assistance was called …

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Great Gable – Thu 29th Aug 2019 – Callout 46 in 2019 (limited)

Team called by Police about a group of 3 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst descending from Great Gable. With some help from PhoneFind their position was determined to be in the White Napes area. A small team then went on the fell to help escort them down.

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Mon 26th Aug 2019 – Callout 45 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make their own way down from Scafell Pike. An advance team met the walker and provided analgesia to improve their movement. With an indication of a difficult stretcher carry our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Team also attended. Once lower on the mountain …

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Cross Walls, Wastwater – Mon 26th Aug 2019 – Callout 44 in 2019

We were called by NWAS to assist with a walker who’d injured themselves by standing on a wire which became impaled in their foot. The Seascale Fire & Rescue crew had attended and cut the walker free from the remainder of the wire. The team splinted the limb to control further bleeding then carried the …

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Wasdale Head, Wasdale – Sun 25th Aug 2019 – Callout 43 in 2019

Weather : Hot & Sunny

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped whilst descending the Mosedale path near Wasdale Head and injured their lower leg. A team member who was already on the fell arrived and assessed the injury. Once the team arrived the limb was splinted and the walker carried down …

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Lingmell – Thu 22nd Aug 2019 – Callout 42 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Low Cloud

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending from Scafell Pike. Using PhoneFind their position was determining as being on Lingmell Nose. They were given some directions over the phone by the Team Leader. However, after losing contact with the group for nearly two hours a …

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Green Hole, Upper Eskdale – Sun 18th Aug 2019 – Callout 41 in 2019 (limited)

Team called for four lost walkers. They had set off from Langdale to climb Crinkle Crags. Their only map blew away in hill fog leaving them with no means of navigating. Unfortunately, they descended in the wrong direction and ended up on the Eskdale side of the mountain and they called 999. Their position was …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sat 17th Aug 2019 – Callout 40 in 2019

Team called to investigate shouts for help heard by parties descending Scafell Pike. With little initial information, 5 WMRT set off carrying shelter, first aid and crag gear. With many members away on holiday, we once again had to call in DFMRT to boost our numbers. As we made our way up the hill, more …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 39 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Clear and Warm

Whilst the Lingmell incident (no. 50) was ongoing we were called by Police about 2 further walkers reported crag fast on the ledge above Broad Stand. A mix of Wasdale and Duddon members went from Lingmell to Mickledore with further ropes and other equipment. The walkers were found on the …

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