Incidents — Penrith MRT

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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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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Scafell Pike – Tue 21st Feb 2017 – Callout 11 in 2017

Whilst descending with the 4 casualties from above the Mickeldore stretcher box the team was informed of two overdue walkers who had set off from Seathwaite into the Central Fells. Keswick, Duddon and Furness and Wasdale mountain rescue teams searched in tough conditions, before returning to base after midnight, without finding the missing pair. …

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Scafell Pike – Fri 26th Jun 2015 – Callout 25 in 2015

Team called this afternoon for a walker with a painful leg injury who could no longer walk. The incident occurred near the top of Scafell Pike and given the long carry the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team also joined the rescue along with a member of the Penrith team who was in the area. …

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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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Scafell Pike – Sat 7th Sep 2013 – Callout 54 in 2013 (limited)

A couple of walkers in their twenties reported themselves lost near the summit of Scafell Pike. They had separated from the person in their group who had the map and were unable to make their own way down. Their location was determined using Sarloc and Team members went to guide them off the fell. A …

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Buttermere – Mon 30th Apr 2012 – Callout 20 in 2012

The team was called out to assist Cockermouth MRT with a search for a missing fell runner in the Buttermere area.

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 21st Dec 2002 – Callout 58 in 2002

Keswick MRT called in Wasdale MRT to assist in a search for two missing walkers. The male and female walker had failed to turn up at their hotel and their car was still parked at Seathwaite. A number of SARDA search dogs and handlers were mobilised along with the Keswick and Wasdale teams. By chance, …

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