Incidents — Ill Crag

Ill Crag – Tue 23rd Apr 2019 – Callout 11 in 2019

Weather: Clear and sunny.

The team was called this afternoon for a lone female walker, lost and crag fast. Her position was quickly identified by Phonefind and she was contacted by mobile phone.

Having no map, compass or mountain experience and being too scared to move, in a complex area of steep ground, it was …

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Ill Crag – Wed 23rd Aug 2017 – Alert

The team were alerted to 3 walkers also reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike. Using coordinates from their phone it was possible to establish they were on the north face of Ill Crag and the team leader provided directions over the phone for them to make their own way off the fell.

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Ill Crag – Sun 22nd May 2016 – Alert

We were contacted by Police about a group of 5 walkers who were having difficulty following the path through the boulder field on Ill Crag whilst trying to return to Borrowdale. Using the compass feature on an iPhone within the party the team leader was able to provide position information over the phone which helped …

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Ill Crag – Thu 3rd Dec 2015 – Callout 71 in 2015

We were alerted by the ARCC that a distress beacon had been triggered in the Ill Crag area of Scafell Pike. Soon afterwards we were also alerted by Police providing some further information regarding a walker requesting help, although the nature of the problem was not known. A Seaking helicopter from HMS Gannet had been …

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Ill Crag – Wed 16th May 2012 – Callout 25 in 2012

We were called by the Police regarding a 27 yr old man who was scrambling on the Eskdale face of Ill Crag and had sustained a 15m tumble fall and was now in pain and could not walk. We responded with a full callout and also asked for the assistance of a Sea King from …

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Ill Crag – Sun 25th Sep 2011 – Alert

Call from the police regarding a person missing at Wasdale Head.  An elderly lady had failed to turn up from her walk (Ill Crag area) .  Whilst details were being collected the missing lady turned up safe and well.  Incident closed at 8.30 p.m. with no further action required.

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Ill Crag – Mon 2nd May 2011 – Callout 24 in 2011

Call came in from police for a male walker in his late 40’s who had sustained a knee injury somewhere on Scafell Pike. It was difficult to establish exactly where the casualty was from the informant so the Team leader boarded an air ambulance (Great North Air Ambulance) and was flown up to the tops …

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Ill Crag – Wed 22nd Oct 2008 – Callout 54 in 2008

Paged by the police for two walkers lost somewhere on the Scafell Range. The Team Leader spoke to them by mobile phone and from their description established they had been up into Upper Eskdale before climbing back onto the summit of Scafell Pike again. Their description suggested that they were on the summit of Ill …

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Ill Crag – Sun 28th Mar 2004 – Callout 7 in 2004

The Team Leader received a call from the Keswick team to assist in the search for two walkers who had become benighted on the top of Great End and had requested help using their mobile phone. The Keswick team thought they may need to search along the ridge towards Broad Crag so required a radio …

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