Incidents — Callout

Lingmell – Wed 10th Apr 2019 – Callout 10 in 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves crag fast whilst ascending the fell from Wasdale. Using PhoneFind their position was established as being on the West Face of Lingmell, overlooking Wasdale Head Inn. A team member who was in the area went to the scene and helped to escort the 2 …

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Wastwater Screes – Tue 19th Mar 2019 – Callout 9 in 2019 (limited)

The team received a call from Cumbria Police on Wednesday 20th March reporting 2x adults with dog stuck on the boulder field area at the bottom of Wasdale screes. One person had taken a small stumble fall and sustained injuries to their head and knee. A small group of team members located the people and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wastwater-screes-tue-19th-mar-2019/

High Scarth Crag, Eskdale – Sun 10th Mar 2019 – Callout 8 in 2019

Team called this evening for a group who had initially become separated from each other and  having difficulty navigating off the hill. We initially offered assistance over the phone while sending a team out to ensure they made it down. The party was eventually located and safely returned to their vehicles.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/high-scarth-crag-eskdale-sun-10th-mar-2019/

Dent Fell – Fri 15th Feb 2019 – Callout 7 in 2019

We were called by NWAS about a walker who became unwell whilst ascending Dent Fell near Cleator Moor. The walker managed to make their own way down to the car park where they were met by team members and then handed over to NWAS Paramedics.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/dent-fell-fri-15th-feb-2019/

Dent Fell – Sat 9th Feb 2019 – Callout 6 in 2019

In the early hours of this morning the team were asked by Cumbria Police to assist with searching for a missing person in the Dent Fell area. As the team were deploying the missing person was found and we stood down.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Jan 2019 – Callout 5 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who phoned in to report themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, after which their emergency call cut out and no further details were available. It was difficult to phone them back but understood their position was close to the Piers – Straight Gill junction. A …

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Scoat Fell – Fri 25th Jan 2019 – Callout 4 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom had become incapacitated due to severe leg cramps and could no longer walk. It was originally difficult to phone the group back to determine a precise position so a search was started. In view of the location and amount of ground to …

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Dent Fell – Sun 20th Jan 2019 – Callout 3 in 2019 (limited)

The team was called to assist a small group of teenagers who had got lost on Dent fell. Using phone find technology we quickly located the group and team members escorted the group back to the road.

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Birker Fell – Fri 18th Jan 2019 – Callout 2 in 2019 (limited)

The Team was called out to help our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team recover stranded motorists on Birker Fell. Winter conditions can easily transform fell roads and render them impassable.

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Great Hell Gate, Great Gable – Sun 6th Jan 2019 – Callout 1 in 2019 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who reported themselves cragfast in the Great Hell Gate area on Great Gable after taking a wrong turn on their descent. Their precise position was established using PhoneFind then a small team went on the fell to find the group, provide them with helmets …

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