Incidents — Kirkfell

Kirkfell – Wed 6th Jul 2016 – Alert

Team called by Police about a D of E group reporting themselves lost somewhere around Great Gable. After discussion with the Team Leader and using the GPS on an iPhone they were located on Kirk Fell and given directions to make their own way into Wasdale.

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Kirkfell – Sun 5th Jun 2016 – Callout 25 in 2016

The team was called out to an incident on Kirkfell but stood down shortly afterwards.

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Kirkfell – Sat 9th Apr 2016 – Alert

We were called by police about some walkers reported overdue from a walk on Kirkfell. Almost immediately after the call came through they turned up before we needed to do anything.

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Kirkfell – Sun 7th Feb 2016 – Alert

We were called by Police about 3 walkers who become disorientated whilst walking on Kirk Fell. The Team Leader provided some instructions over the phone and they were able to make their own way off.

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Kirkfell Nose, Kirkfell – Mon 20th Jul 2015 – Callout 32 in 2015

The team was called out for a walker who had tumbled on the steep descent from Kirkfell down to Wasdale and damaged his ribs. He was treated by team doctors before being taken by stretcher down to the valley.

A short video clip of the stretcher run this afternoon.

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Kirkfell – Tue 11th Nov 2014 – Callout 60 in 2014

The team was called out to search for a missing female on Kirkfell, Wasdale. As the team was responding she turned up safe and well in Wasdale.

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Kirkfell – Sun 31st Mar 2013 – Callout 14 in 2013

The team was called out along with Cockermouth MRT to assist two people that had got themselves stuck on steep snow on Kirkfell. As the teams were responding, a Wasdale MRT team member walked into the two people who had become unstuck. 16 team members from Wasdale.

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Kirkfell Nose, Kirkfell – Sat 8th Oct 2011 – Callout 62 in 2011

During the annual Wasdale Show fell race (up and down Kirk fell Nose)  a fell runner in his late 40s fell, injured his ankle and sustained a puncture wound.  The team were alerted but were already attending a head injury incident on Scafell Pike.  The injured person was initially treated with ankle splinted and made comfortable on …

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Ill Gill, Kirkfell – Sun 24th Apr 2011 – Callout 19 in 2011 (limited)

One of the team leaders was out walking on Great Gable (looking for missing team equipment) when they heard shouts for help coming from Ill Gill on Kirkfell opposite. On further investigation this turned out to be a man cragfast in the gill which is a popular scramble. A limited callout was initiated and a …

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Kirkfell – Sun 12th Jul 2009 – Callout 42 in 2009

‘999’ call from a male walker who was reported as crag fast on Kirk Fell Crags. The team were already on their way out for a crag training full day practice so attended quickly. 8 team members were involved. Whilst approaching Blacksail on their way to Kirk Fell Crags, the team received a second callout …

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