Incidents — Duddon & Furness MRT

Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sat 17th Aug 2019 – Callout 40 in 2019

Team called to investigate shouts for help heard by parties descending Scafell Pike. With little initial information, 5 WMRT set off carrying shelter, first aid and crag gear. With many members away on holiday, we once again had to call in DFMRT to boost our numbers. As we made our way up the hill, more …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 39 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Clear and Warm

Whilst the Lingmell incident (no. 50) was ongoing we were called by Police about 2 further walkers reported crag fast on the ledge above Broad Stand. A mix of Wasdale and Duddon members went from Lingmell to Mickledore with further ropes and other equipment. The walkers were found on the …

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Lingmell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 38 in 2019

Weather : Clear and Warm

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself crag fast whilst trying to ascend Scafell Pike. After further discussion it was determined that the walker was actually close to Straight Gill on the north face of Lingmell. Two team members who were already on the fell went to …

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Eel Tarn, Eskdale – Sun 21st Jul 2019 – Alert

We were called by our colleagues at Duddon Team about a group of 3 walkers who’d reported themselves lost after descending Scafell Pike. Originally the 999 call was fielded in IOM and it took a while for it to get to the right area. The PhoneFind from the Duddon leader put the group near Eel …

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Wastwater Screes – Mon 15th Jul 2019 – Callout 29 in 2019

Weather : Clear and Sunny

We were called by Police about a walker who’d become crag fast whilst attempting to descend the Wasdale Screes from Whin Rigg summit and become stuck on a ledge overlooking Great Gully. The walker’s location was determined using a mix of PhoneFind and a spotter. It was particularly difficult to …

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Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike – Thu 4th Jul 2019 – Callout 24 in 2019

Weather : Cloud above 600m

 

Team called this afternoon for a walker who’d slipped whilst descending from Scafell Pike summit towards Broad Crag Col and injured their upper arm. In view of the location high on the mountain the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called as was the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick. …

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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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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.

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sat 20th Oct 2018 – Callout 56 in 2018

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers reporting themselves to be benighted after attempting to walk back from Wasdale Head to their car at Seathwaite and their torch had failed. This was aggravated by one of them having a hip injury which was slowing them walking. Initially attempts were made to get …

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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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