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Lords Rake, Scafell – Tue 4th Dec 2007 – Callout 70 in 2007

Cumbria Police paged the team following a ‘999’ mobile phone call from a single male 20 yr old walker who was doing the 3 Peaks. He set off from Wasdale at about 1:00 hrs but got lost on his way up. The Team leader could speak to him on his mobile and established that he’d gone up Lord’s Rake. He knew he would be on the steep ground above the band of crags in the Red Gill area. Height is crucial here so the team leader was not confident that giving directions over the phone wouldn’t compound his problems whilst he tried to follow directions. i.e. he could easily have got into an even more precarious position either in the lower or upper sections of Red Gill. The team leader along with one of his deputies went to get him whilst other team members manned the base and relay points. He was found him just below the Lord’s Rake path line and above the band of crags that ice falls form on. He was able to walk off down Green How and Rake End gully. Base closed at about midday and 5 team members were involved see press release here. Also a Grough article here

Incident Type
Location Lords Rake, Scafell

Incident started at 05:50 and ended at 12:00 making 6.2 hrs in total. There were 5 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY2058 0686 (774m). Total man hours: 31

Permanent link to this article: https://www.wmrt.org.uk/incidents/callout-06-in-2008-2/