Incidents — Buckbarrow

Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Sat 19th Aug 2017 – Callout 64 in 2017

The team were called out Saturday evening to assist a family group who having walked up Buckbarrow,  had become crag fast in some steep ground on the way back down. The team responded and with some assistance from RAF Leeming MRT who were in the area for the weekend training, using rope techniques brought everyone back …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Mon 3rd Jul 2017 – Callout 44 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about reports of a scrambler stuck on Buckbarrow. Fortunately the team were training in the area and quickly on scene. The scrambler was located and then roped back down to safe ground.

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Tue 21st Aug 2007 – Callout 42 in 2007 (limited)

A limited call out for an injured person on Buckbarrow. A 36yr old mother accompanied by her partner and three children were descending Buckbarrow when she slipped and broke her ankle. The Partner ran down to the nearest farm to raise the alarm. Only a limited callout was necessary as the lady was managing to …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Thu 19th Sep 2002 – Callout 42 in 2002 (limited)

A similar rescue but on the western side of the Witch Buttress – this sheep was not so lucky and fought free whilst being rescued, falling to the deck and injuring itself. The animal was carried back down to the waiting farmer who was pleased the animal was still alive and repairable.

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Tue 17th Sep 2002 – Callout 41 in 2002

Called to rescue a sheep that had become cragfast high on the west facing craggs of second gulley, Buckbarrow. The animal had been there for many days and all the possible food had been cleared down to the bare rock. Two team members managed to get the animal down with minimal difficulty (lowered from the …

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Buckbarrow, Wasdale – Fri 3rd Aug 2001 – Alert

The team leader received a call from the Police advising that a 25year old solo climber was overdue. He had set out the previous afternoon to climb on Buckbarrow. The informant was contacted at their home and more details were gained. The missing climber had left details of exactly which route he was going to …

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