Incidents — Limited Callout

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-crag-wed-1st-may-2019/

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/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/dent-fell-sun-20th-jan-2019/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/birker-fell-fri-18th-jan-2019/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-hell-gate-great-gable-sun-6th-jan-2019/

Hardknott Fort – Thu 27th Dec 2018 – Callout 66 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about a person reported overdue from a walk in the Brotherikeld – Harknott Fort area in Eskdale. As we were starting to assemble a search we got the good news they had returned and we stood down.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/hardknott-fort-thu-27th-dec-2018/

Foxes Tarn, Scafell – Sat 17th Nov 2018 – Callout 65 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers and a dog one of whom was now cragfast on the rough ground near to the Foxes Tarn descent on Scafell. A small team went up the fell and initially located the first walker who’d raised the alarm. The second walker was then found but it was …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/foxes-tarn-scafell-sat-17th-nov-2018/

Scafell Pike – Thu 1st Nov 2018 – Callout 60 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become benighted whilst ascending Scafell Pike. They were located by Cumbria Police using PhoneFind as being close to Mickledore. A small group of team members then went out to help walk them back to Brackenclose.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/scafell-pike-thu-1st-nov-2018/

Greathall Gill, Wasdale – Mon 22nd Oct 2018 – Callout 58 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of walkers initially reporting themselves to be off route and in Greathall Gill, on the descent from Winn Rigg. They then phoned back again to say one of them had hurt their knee and had difficulty walking. They were met by a team member who helped walk …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/greathall-gill-wasdale-mon-22nd-oct-2018/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/pikes-crag-scafell-pike-sat-6th-oct-2018/


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