Incidents — Great End

Skew Gill, Great End – Sun 10th Jun 2018 – Callout 26 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d twisted their ankle whilst descending the Corridor Route on Scafell Pike, near to Skew Gill and could no longer walk. They were accompanied by Teesdale & Weardale members who provided initial medical treatment. Once on scene the limb was splinted then the casualty loaded onto the …

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Great End – Sat 24th Mar 2018 – Callout 10 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 3 walkers who were reporting themselves benighted on the summit of Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to contact the group but once a Sarloc trace was obtained it was determined they were actually on Great End rather than Scafell Pike and we passed the incident on to our …

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Skew Gill, Great End – Sat 3rd Feb 2018 – Callout 3 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. Using the ‘find my iPhone’ function it was determined they were likely to be somewhere near the Corridor Route. Search teams were deployed from Wasdale & Keswick Teams along with a Coastguard Helicopter from Prestwick. The missing walkers were …

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Great End – Sat 8th Jul 2017 – Callout 47 in 2017 (limited)

As we were finishing the Brown Tongue incident we were asked by our colleagues in the Keswick team to support them in rescuing 4 people cragfast in Central Gully on Great End. Keswick team members were able to lower them down most of the gully then they were helped down the last few meters by …

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Stand Crag, Great End – Wed 17th May 2017 – Callout 28 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst trying to return to Seathwaite from Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route. Their initial position was established with help from SARLOC and attempts were made to talk them down. Unfortunately these were not successful and a small team went on the fell to …

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Great End – Mon 9th Jan 2017 – Callout 2 in 2017

We were called by Keswick Team to assist them with an ongoing rescue on Great End. Not long after we had mobilised we were stood down as there was much more certainty in the local and condition of the casualties and Keswick Team were confident they could deal with the rescue.

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Stand Crag, Great End – Wed 22nd Jun 2016 – Callout 28 in 2016 (limited)

Team called by Police about a couple of walkers reporting themselves lost / benighted on Scafell Pike. Phone contact was difficult due to poor signal but they were able to pass on coordinates from their iPhone which placed them just below Stand Crag on the corridor route. Due the communication problems a small team went …

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Stand Crag, Great End – Sat 12th Sep 2015 – Callout 52 in 2015

The team was called out when two separate groups had got into difficulty around the Piers Gill area of Scafell Pike. This group were located on the side of Greta Gill on steep ground. The team provided torches, warm clothing and walked them back to Wasdale. Conditions were not favourable and it is worth noting …

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Great End – Tue 23rd Jun 2015 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from a walk to either Scafell Pike or Great End. Given the likely situation / location we transferred the call to Keswick team but almost straight after the missing person arrived back safe & well. It is useful to us if walkers can leave some …

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Skew Gill, Great End – Tue 19th Feb 2013 – Callout 6 in 2013

We were called by Police to assist a lady who, whilst walking in the Skew Gill area on Scafell Pike, slipped and slid down an ice patch resulting in a bang to the head. Both the Great North Air Ambulance and a Royal Navy Seak King helicopter attended and the lady was winched into the …

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