140 in 2023
Blea Tarn, Eskdale
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A call was received from Cumbria Police about a lone walker who was having difficulty navigating and getting back down into the valley. Unfortunately due to patchy signal in the valley it was not possible to talk to the walker. After some time without further contact, and with a storm approaching it was decided to make a team callout to make use of any remaining daylight and avoid potentially hazardous conditions later in the evening. Nothing was found on the fell, but shortly afterwards the walker was confirmed to be at her accommodation having found her way safely into the valley. A good outcome.
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1. Do I have the right GEAR ?
2. Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?
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Incident started at 14:29 and ended at 20:43 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 17 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY168011. Total rescuer hours: 105