Incidents — Callout

Scafell Pike – Sun 21st Oct 2018 – Callout 57 in 2018

We were called by Police for 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst trying to descend Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to re-contact them back to establish their location but once contact was made they re-traced their steps back to Scafell Pike summit where they were met by a team member who was out walking …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sat 20th Oct 2018 – Callout 56 in 2018

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers reporting themselves to be benighted after attempting to walk back from Wasdale Head to their car at Seathwaite and their torch had failed. This was aggravated by one of them having a hip injury which was slowing them walking. Initially attempts were made to get …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 18th Oct 2018 – Callout 55 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were reported to be stuck on the rock face overlooking Mickledore by a passer-by. This was later confirmed to be the Broad Stand area by a phone conversation with the original informant and speaking with people who’d descended via Mickledore. Once on scene on walker was …

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Pen, Scafell Pike – Sat 13th Oct 2018 – Callout 54 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of 3 runners who were reported overdue from a three peaks attempt. At first there were no strong leads as to their whereabouts but then one of their companions in the valley received a WhatsApp message which allowed their location to be inferred as on the Eskdale …

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Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike – Sat 6th Oct 2018 – Callout 53 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost, somewhere near the top of Pikes Crag whilst trying to descend Scafell Pike. They called back a little later to say they had now found their own way back onto the path and no longer needed assistance and we stood down.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Sep 2018 – Callout 52 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who whilst descending the main Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike had pulled a muscle and could no longer walk. They were carried down to Brackenclose by the team.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 23rd Sep 2018 – Callout 51 in 2018

Team called for a party who’d become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were located by team members on foot then taken across the lake in the team’s boat.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Sat 22nd Sep 2018 – Callout 50 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped and injured their ankle whilst descending the main Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike, just below the stream crossing. The walker was given first aid on scene, the limb was splinted and then they were carried by stretcher down to Brackenclose for the handover …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 49 in 2018

We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike and one of whom had fallen somewhere towards the gill. Team members from the earlier incident went back up the hill whilst further support was obtained from other Wasdale and Duddon Team members. Conditions by …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 48 in 2018 (limited)

The team was alerted to 3 walkers who had got lost whilst descending Scafell Pike.  Contact was made and using PhoneFind the duty team leader was able to determine their location on the corridor route. After further conversations, directions were given and the party made their way towards Lingmell Col.  Given the limited equipment a …

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