Incidents — Callout

Penny Hill, Eskdale – Sat 8th Jun 2019 – Callout 20 in 2019

Weather : Clear

Team called this evening for a walker who’d taken a tumble off a crag and sustained leg and pelvic injuries. NWAS Paramedics were already on scene providing casualty care. Team helped to package the casualty and then move them down the slope to where the Coastguard Helicopter was waiting to take the …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Wed 5th Jun 2019 – Callout 19 in 2019

Weather : Misty

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves crag fast after loosing the route on Lord’s Rake and getting into steep ground. Their location was determine using PhoneFind. Team members then went to the location and using ropes extricated them from the crag and then walked back down to Wasdale. …

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Scafell Pike – Mon 3rd Jun 2019 – Callout 18 in 2019

Weather : Hill Fog

Team called by Police about a walker reported missing from a trip up Scafell Pike. As the walker was on their own a search was mounted over night to try to locate them. Team members from Wasdale and Duddon teams searched areas around Scafell Pike. Around 0600 the Duddon team made …

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 1st Jun 2019 – Callout 17 in 2019

Weather : Overcast

The team was called this evening for a walker who’d slipped on damp stones on the Brown Tongue path injuring their ankle and unable to weight bear. The injury was assessed on scene, splinted and then the casualty was carried down to Brackenclose.

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 26th May 2019 – Callout 16 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Rain moving to sunny

Team called this evening for 2 walkers who reported themselves lost and struggling to make progress after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was determined by PhoneFind as being at the very top of Eskdale and they were given some directions to start making their own way off …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Wed 22nd May 2019 – Callout 15 in 2019

The team was called out to assist a walker who had broken her wrist on Scafell Pike, above Broad Crag Col. The team splinted the arm and helped her walk down to Wasdale Head.

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Christcliffe, Eskdale – Thu 9th May 2019 – Callout 14 in 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped whilst descending a path above Christcliffe Farm in Eskdale, felt their knee ‘pop’ and could no longer walk. The casualty was assessed at the scene, pain relief was given and the leg splinted and then they were carried down to the road by stretcher.

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Broad Crag – Wed 1st May 2019 – Callout 13 in 2019 (limited)

We were called by police about 2 walkers who had become lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. Using “phonefind” technology, their location was pinpointed as Broad Crag, on steep craggy round to the north of the summit. A small group of team members found them and assisted them off the bad ground, safeguarded by ropes. They …

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Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike – Sun 28th Apr 2019 – Callout 12 in 2019

Full Callout, Scafell Pike Path, Lingmell Col

We were called by NWAS about a walker who had slipped whilst ascending Scafell Pike on the main path near Lingmell Col sustaining a blow to their head and arm / hand injuries. The team was out training in the nearby Red Gill area on Scafell and team …

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Ill Crag – Tue 23rd Apr 2019 – Callout 11 in 2019

Weather: Clear and sunny.

The team was called this afternoon for a lone female walker, lost and crag fast. Her position was quickly identified by Phonefind and she was contacted by mobile phone.

Having no map, compass or mountain experience and being too scared to move, in a complex area of steep ground, it was …

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