Incidents — Greta Gill

Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 45 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped off the Corridor Route and fallen down a gully sustaining a broken wrist and other injuries. The casualty was first helped by a passing doctor. Two team members were diverted from the earlier incident and went to Greta Gil and provided pain relief and splinted …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 6th Aug 2017 – Callout 60 in 2017

We were called by Police about a family group containing a young walker who had sprained their ankle making further walking difficult. Once the group was immobile the next problem was the weather which had become rather wet and the party was getting cold. They were located at the junction between Piers and Greta Gill …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 20th Sep 2015 – Callout 55 in 2015

We were called by Police for a walker with a leg injury. Initially this was believed to be near Sty Head Tarn and the Keswick team were also called. A further 999 call was made by a member of the public which helped to place the incident nearer to Piers Gill. The injured walker and …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 17th Jun 2014 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker who had become lost on his descent of Scafell Pike. Using coordinates from his phone we established he was on the side of the left branch of Greta Gill just below the Corridor route path. He was given directions over the phone and then walked off without …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 21st Apr 2012 – Callout 19 in 2012 (limited)

The team was contacted by the police for a group of four walkers who were lost on descent from Scafell Pike. Their position was determined using their smartphone and they were given instructions off the fell. As darkness fell they were still not down so two team members went up the fell to meet them …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Fri 17th Nov 2006 – Callout 48 in 2006

Whitehaven Police paged the team to rescue three adult walkers who had become lost on Scafell Pike. They had driven up from Essex that morning and set off to climb Scafell Pike at 1.00 p.m. They had reasonable equipment and lights but on their descent they became disorientated so called the police on their mobile. …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 23rd Jan 2005 – Callout 1 in 2005

Call to the team leader from the Barn Door shop, Wasdale Head to report a 60 year old injured male walker on the corridor who had fallen into Greta Gill. He had sustained a gashed head and other injuries. The team were called out and the police notified that a rescue was in hand. The …

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Greta Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 14th Jul 1970 – Callout 5 in 1970

Report of shouts and smoke in the vicinity of Greta Gill investigated. False alarm

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