Incidents — Broad Crag

Broad Crag – Thu 18th Jul 2019 – Callout 31 in 2019 (limited)

Weather: Mild with low cloud

The team responded to assist a walker who had become lost in low cloud after summiting Scafell Pike. Their location was established as being on Broad Crag using PhoneFind, and the decision was made to send a Limited Team Callout to walk them back down as they were unable to …

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Broad Crag – Wed 1st May 2019 – Callout 13 in 2019 (limited)

We were called by police about 2 walkers who had become lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. Using “phonefind” technology, their location was pinpointed as Broad Crag, on steep craggy round to the north of the summit. A small group of team members found them and assisted them off the bad ground, safeguarded by ropes. They …

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Broad Crag – Sat 10th Mar 2018 – Callout 8 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become stuck after taking a slide on hard snow whilst descending Broad Crag. With help from Sarloc their position was established on as on the craggy ground overlooking the top of Piers Gill. Whilst it was possible to get close to them following their shouts and …

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Broad Crag – Sun 12th Mar 2017 – Callout 16 in 2017

The team was called out to assist a pair of walkers from close to the summit of Broad Crag. One casualty reported difficulty moving. Equipment including a stretcher and first aid kit were taken up the mountain but thankfully the casualties were able to walk down to Wasdale Head with the team.

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Broad Crag – Sun 7th Aug 2016 – Callout 46 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walker who were caught out by the weather and become lost in the Broad Crag area. They were located with the help of Sarloc. Once team members got on scene they were given warm clothing then helped to walk back down to Wasdale Head.

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Broad Crag – Sat 21st Dec 2013 – Callout 69 in 2013

The team was called out to attend a party of three who were lost on the summit plateau of Broad Crag. They were given warm dry clothing and then walked down to Wasdale Head via Lingmell Nose.

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Broad Crag – Fri 13th Sep 2013 – Alert

The team was contacted by Cumbria Police at 22:00 last night to assist a group of five who had become lost heading down from Scafell Pike. The team leader managed to SARLOC the group which placed them on Broad Crag. The Team Leader managed to give them directions and bearings from the comfort of his …

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Broad Crag – Fri 16th Nov 2012 – Alert

We were contacted to assist two males who had become lost on the summit area of Scafell Pike. We used smart phone technology (or as Langdale MRT put it, technological voodoo) to pin point their position which was actually on the summit of Broad Crag. The Team Leader gave them directions over the phone back …

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Broad Crag – Tue 28th Aug 2012 – Callout 48 in 2012

The team was called to attend a walker with a head injury on Broad Crag. Due to the remote location and lack of information about the casualty’s condition a Sea King from HMS Gannet attended and evacuated them to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. 13 team members attended.

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Broad Crag – Wed 15th Aug 2012 – Callout 46 in 2012

We were contacted by the Police regarding two people who found themselves off the path in thick mist after descending Scafell Pike. Based on their description they were in the boulder field on Broad Crag. The team leader tried to provide directions over the phone but as soon as they moved phone contact was lost …

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