Incidents — Coniston MRT

Upper Eskdale – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Callout 2 in 2018

The team spent 3 days searching for a missing walker on Scafell Pike. The walker was initially reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike on Sunday 14th January at 19:00. Team members who had already been to an injured walker near the summit searched in foul conditions but without success. Assistance was requested from …

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Straight Gill, Lingmell – Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Callout 88 in 2017

The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, …

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Waberthwaite – Mon 7th Sep 2015 – Callout 50 in 2015

The team was called out to assist Duddon and Furness MRT with a search for a man missing from the Waberthwaite area. Five mountain rescue teams assisted by search dogs searched overnight and through the following day. Just before dark the man was spotted by a member of the public on Raven Crag above the …

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Gavel Neese, Great Gable – Tue 11th Mar 2014 – Callout 6 in 2014

Wasdale team was called out at 10:50pm for a large search of both the Wasdale and Eskdale valleys lasting 18 hours. Colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, Coniston Mountain Rescue Team, Kendal Mountain Rescue Team, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team, Keswick Mountain Rescue team, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team and …

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Upper Eskdale – Fri 6th Sep 2013 – Callout 53 in 2013 (limited)

A 24 yr old male set off from Coniston at 7am to climb Old Man of Coniston and got lost. He was located in upper Eskdale using phone technology. 6 members of WMRT plus 1 search dog were deployed to locate and assist him from the fell. The weather was very poor – high winds, …

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Broad Oak – Fri 22nd Mar 2013 – Callout 9 in 2013

The team was called out to assist stranded motorists on the A595 in the south of our area. With the help of Cockermouth MRT we transported eleven people safety. The photos below show the exceptional conditions. Meanwhile Duddon and Furness MRT assisted by Kendal and Coniston were working from the southern end of the blocked …

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Wrynose Pass – Fri 14th Dec 2012 – Alert

We received a call about a car reported stuck on Hardknott Pass. The duty team leader gathered further information and passed the call to Coniston MRT when it become clear that the car was on the Little Langdale side of Wrynose Pass.

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