Incidents — Cockermouth MRT

Scafell Pike – Mon 3rd Jun 2019 – Callout 18 in 2019

Weather : Hill Fog

Team called by Police about a walker reported missing from a trip up Scafell Pike. As the walker was on their own a search was mounted over night to try to locate them. Team members from Wasdale and Duddon teams searched areas around Scafell Pike. Around 0600 the Duddon team made …

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Great Gable – Sun 2nd Jun 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself lost and exhausted after returning from a walk up Scafell Pike. Location information from his phone call suggested the walker was just below Gable Crag and in Cockermouth Team’s area so the incident was passed on to them.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/sun-2nd-jun-2019/

Scoat Fell – Fri 25th Jan 2019 – Callout 4 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom had become incapacitated due to severe leg cramps and could no longer walk. It was originally difficult to phone the group back to determine a precise position so a search was started. In view of the location and amount of ground to …

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Great Gable – Sun 11th Nov 2018 – Callout 63 in 2018

Whilst attending the Remembrance Event on Great Gable we were alerted to a walker who had become exhausted / collapsed on the summit. With help from a passing GP and the walkers companions they were fed and re-warmed inside a bivvy tent and then walked down to Wasdale by Team members.

During the descent we …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sun-11th-nov-2018/

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 49 in 2018

We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike and one of whom had fallen somewhere towards the gill. Team members from the earlier incident went back up the hill whilst further support was obtained from other Wasdale and Duddon Team members. Conditions by …

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

Great Gable – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were alerted by Cockermouth MRT to an elderly gentleman missing on Great Gable.  They managed to make contact with him and found he was able to see buildings. We sent a vehicle to Wasdale Head and Keswick sent a vehicle to Seathwaite who then flashed their blue lights which he could see.  Cockermouth passed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/great-gable-sun-30th-sep-2018/

Greendale, Wasdale – Thu 14th Jun 2018 – Callout 27 in 2018

Team called early morning about a walker reported overdue from a long trip round the ridges of Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Haycock and Seatallen. With so much ground to cover our colleagues from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team also joined the search along with the Lake District Mountain …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/greendale-wasdale-thu-14th-jun-2018/

Central Fells – Tue 1st May 2018 – Callout 19 in 2018

We were called by our colleagues in Keswick and Cockermouth Teams to support a search for a missing fell runner who was attempting around 1/2 the Bob Graham Round route and was last seen in the Scoat Fell Area. Despite a massive search involving all 3 teams the missing runner was not found during Tuesday …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/central-fells-tue-1st-may-2018/

Penrith – Fri 2nd Mar 2018 – Callout 7 in 2018

Due to heavy snow there was a request to send a 4×4 with team members over to the east of the county to assist our colleagues in the Penrith Team.  Along with Cockermouth MRT they were then tasked to head to Alston to do welfare checks as the ton had been cut off for a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/penrith-fri-2nd-mar-2018/

Pillar – Fri 23rd Feb 2018 – Alert

The team were called after a walker has taken a slide on hard snow above Wind Gap. Due to the location and preferred evacuation route the job was handed over to Cockermouth MRT

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