Incidents — Limited Callout

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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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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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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Kinniside Common, Cold Fell – Sun 28th Jul 2019 – Callout 37 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Mist & Drizzle

We were called by our colleagues in Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst trying to walk back from Ennerdale. Using PhoneFind it was determined that they were on Tongue How, which is just inside the Wasdale area. A small team went onto the fell to locate the …

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Oliver Gill, Scafell – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Callout 36 in 2019 (limited)

Soon after the previous incident closed we were called again by Police about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. They had descended into Eskdale and then contoured round the side of Scafell to try to get back to Wasdale Head before becoming benighted near Oliver Gill. Their position was determined using PhoneFind …

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Gable Crag, Great Gable – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Callout 35 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Low Cloud & Rain

We were called by our colleague from Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers who’d become lost whilst descending Great Gable. Using Sarloc The walkers location was determined to be on the Ennerdale Face of Great Gable near Beck Head. A small group of Wasdale Members who’d been supporting the Lingmell …

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Broad Crag – Thu 18th Jul 2019 – Callout 31 in 2019 (limited)

Weather: Mild with low cloud

The team responded to assist a walker who had become lost in low cloud after summiting Scafell Pike. Their location was established as being on Broad Crag using PhoneFind, and the decision was made to send a Limited Team Callout to walk them back down as they were unable to …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Fri 14th Jun 2019 – Callout 22 in 2019 (limited)

Team called this evening for 3 walkers who’d reported themselves lost after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was established using PhoneFine as being between Slight Side and High Scarth Crag. They were given some directions over the phone to start making their way off the mountain and were then met by team members …

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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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