Incidents — Full Callout

Lords Rake, Scafell – Sat 12th Oct 2019 – Callout 52 in 2019

We were called by NWAS about reports of 2 walkers hit by rockfall in Lords Rake, one sustaining a head injury and the other leg injuries. With the possibility of a serious incident the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick also attended and our colleagues in the Duddon and Furness Team were also contacted. Team members met …

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Wastwater Screes – Sat 28th Sep 2019 – Callout 51 in 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become stuck on the large boulder field on the Wasdale Screes. They were located by a team member on foot then given a lift back to the pump house in the team boat.

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Scafell Pike – Sun 22nd Sep 2019 – Callout 49 in 2019

We were called by Police about a family group who reported they’d become lost due to low cloud whilst descending Scafell Pike. Their position was determined to be on the wall at the top of Piers Gill using PhoneFind. They were given directions to start walking back up the wall towards Lingmell Col and team …

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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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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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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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Lingmell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 38 in 2019

Weather : Clear and Warm

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself crag fast whilst trying to ascend Scafell Pike. After further discussion it was determined that the walker was actually close to Straight Gill on the north face of Lingmell. Two team members who were already on the fell went to …

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