Eskdale – Sat 15th May 2004

Call from Workington Police requesting assistance from Ambulance Control. 75 year old male (from Barrow-in-Furness) had fallen approximately 10 metres down vertical rocks into the river Esk, near St Catherine’s church (Eskdale). Further information suggested he’d sustained a head injury, although his condition was not known until we got on Read more…

2003 Rescue 52

Call from the Police at 0900 hrs. A female informant at the Eskdale YHA, had taken a walk up Scafell while her friend was going to do a low level walk in the valley. The friend hadn’t turned up and was long overdue… 51 yr old female, only lightly equipped Read more…

2003 Rescue 42

Pager request from the Police to respond to broken ankle incident at Siney Tarn, Eskdale. A female walker had stumbled and broken her right ankle. Teams were sent up from two directions, Mitredale Forest and Diamond Crag at the back of the Outward Bound. The casualty was quickly located and Read more…

2003 Rescue 07

When the team were setting off from Brotherilkeld cattle grid (previous incident), they were approached by a male and female in some distress and totally lost. They had left their car at the Old Dungeon Gyll, Langdale earlier that morning and set off to walk the high fells. They had Read more…

Eskdale – Sat 19th Oct 2002

Whitehaven Police called the team to attend to a climber who had fallen 10 metres in Eskdale and suffered multiple injuries. The climber was climbing on Linbeck and fell from the top of the climb sustaining serious head, chest and spinal injuries. The team doctors administered first aid on the Read more…

Eskdale – Tue 14th Aug 2001

A Wasdale dog handler and navigator were asked to support a Langdale/Ambleside MRT search for a lost and exhausted walker on Crinkle Crags/Bow Fell area. The missing walker was located at Brotherilkeld at the bottom of Hardknott pass by the handler who was about to start searching Eskdale. He was Read more…

Eskdale – Thu 9th Aug 2001

The deputy team leader was contacted by Whitehaven police to respond to call for assistance from a family who were cragfast on Nab Gill, above Boot in Eskdale. The advance group could see the family stuck on the loose scree, high on the crags above the Burnmmoor Hotel. They had Read more…

Eskdale – Fri 8th Sep 2000

Friday 55 years old lady was reported long overdue between Great Moss (Eskdale) and Hardknott. The husband was at the Brotherilkeld phone box and then started to search up the valley towards Lincove bridge. The lady was found by him just as the team were assembling at Millforge. Incident stood Read more…