Incidents — Limited Callout

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/corridor-route-scafell-pike-mon-10th-sep-2018/

Wastwater Screes – Tue 4th Sep 2018 – Callout 46 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become stuck on the Wasdale Screes having ascended above the nominal line of the path in an effort to find easier ground. They were located using PhoneFind then a party went on the screes to help them off.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/wastwater-screes-tue-4th-sep-2018/