Incidents — Limited Callout

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/broad-crag-thu-18th-jul-2019/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/slight-side-scafell-fri-14th-jun-2019/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/upper-eskdale-wed-26th-jun-2019/

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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