Callout 49 in 2009

The police received a ‘999’ call from a mobile phone from a Chinese male and female walker who were lost on Scafell Pike with an injured knee. They had ascended Scafell Pike from Langdale earlier that day, leaving at 11:00 hrs When the Deputy Team Leader was talking to them Read more…

Callout 39 in 2009

As the search (incident 38) was scaling down but before the team had left Eskmeals. Police call came in regarding two crag fast climbers who’d become stuck on Needle Ridge, Great Gable when their absail retreat was prevented by their rope becoming jammed. 4 Wasdale MRT were flown by RN Read more…

Callout 30 in 2009

Call from the police to rescue a 65yr old female sustained head and back injuries, multiple cuts and abrasions in a 20 metres tumble fall in Arrowhead Gulley on Great Gable. Treated on scene by WMRT medics and flown to West Cumbria Hospital by Sea King helicopter from RN Gannet. Read more…

Callout 06 in 2009

The team was paged by Cumbria Police to respond to a ‘999’ call for a 35 yr old female climber who had fallen on Great Gable by Westmorland Crags sustaining fatal injuries. The casualty was airlifted and flown to Whitehaven hospital by a Sea King helicopter from RAF Boulmer. 16 Read more…

Callout 03 in 2009

The team was paged by the police following a ‘999’ call from two Chinese walkers who were lost on the descent from Great Gable. The team leader managed to establish that they had left from Honister YHA and had actually been to the summit. Due to the the very poor Read more…

Callout 60 in 2008

Pager message from the police regarding a 50 yr old female who had taken a short tumble fall on the path from Great Gable summit towards Beck Head. She had sustained cuts to her wrist, face and leg and although she had received good first aid on scene she needed Read more…

Callout 55 in 2008

Request came in via mobile ‘999’ to police. 74 yr old male walker fallen 40 foot on Great Gable. Two male walkers, one having taken a tumble fall down the scree on Great Hellgate, below Tophet Wall on Great Gable. 17 team members attended. Weather fine. Following medical treatment to Read more…

Alert in 2008

Call from Cumbria police regarding a Group of three walkers who failed to turn up at the Youth Hostel in Ennerdale after walking the previous day on Great Gable. They had decided to camp in Wasdale but had failed to tell anyone. The incident was stood down at 09:37 hrs Read more…

Alert in 2008

Call from Cumbria police regarding a 67 yr old male reported long overdue on a walk up Great Gable. He was reported to have gone with little or no fell going equipment, map, compass, clothing, food, so was sounding like someone the team leader considered was “at risk”. However, as Read more…

Alert in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a ‘999’ call for assistance. Tw0 60 yr old females were reported long overdue from a walk onto Great Gable. They were expected back at Honister Pass at Approximately 3.30 p.m. but had good equipment and there was nothing that Read more…

Alert in 2008

The team were paged by the police to deal with 3 missing walkers who were overdue from a walk on Great Gable. The informant was at the Telephone kiosk in Seathwaite. Whilst in the process of gathering relevant information, the group turned up safe and well 30 minutes later – Read more…

Callout 50 in 2008

Just as the team were getting back to Overbeck, one of the other Deputy Team Leaders received a call direct whilst at Wasdale Head. The informant had run to the Barn Door Shop reporting a 50yr old female from Coventry with a suspect fractured left ankle, location being the stream Read more…

Alert in 2008

Call from the Police regarding two people reporting themselves to be lost near the summit of Great Gable. The informant was particularly concerned for the health of this daughter, who was finding the experience extremely stressful. Initial information suggested they were not well equipped to deal with the weather conditions Read more…

Callout 34 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a 59 year old female walker who had fallen and injured her leg while descending from Styhead. The lady managed to walk part of the way down herself but was then carried off by stretcher and taken to hospital by her Read more…

Callout 32 in 2008

Police paged the team to attend a fallen male climber on Great Gable. The local man was climbing on Kern Knotts with two friends when he fell 6m onto the rocky ground below. He sustained a suspected back injury and lacerations. 16 team members attended and following a request for Read more…

Callout 31 in 2008

A request came in from the farmer at Burnthwaite to rescue two crag fast sheep on Great Gable. Three team members spent 3 hours at the head of Little Hellgate on Great Gable. The sheep were located on an exposed ledge and recovered safely. Incident closed at 1.00 p.m.