Kirkfell – Wed 6th Jul 2016

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.

Kirkfell – Sun 7th Feb 2016

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.

Kirkfell – Sun 31st Mar 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.

Kirk Fell

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 Read more…

Callout 47 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 Read more…

Alert in 2009

Report from the Police of 2 members of a walking party who had failed to rendezvous at Beck Head. They were last seen at Black Sail Pass and were intending to walk around the back of Kirk Fell to meet the rest of their party who were walking over Kirk Read more…

Alert in 2009

Request from Police to respond to a call regarding two members of a party reported overdue on Kirk Fell. Their companions had walked their intended route without finding them. No immediate action was taken by the team and the missing persons eventually phoned to say that they were safe and Read more…

Alert in 2008

Paged by the police for lost walkers on Great Gable – Team leader called the lost group (three male walkers) and established that although they had maps and compass, they had made a navigational error in the low cloud and were actually to the north west of Gable rather than Read more…

Callout 41 in 2008

A WMRT member who lives in the Wasdale noticed a light near the top of Kirk Fell moving very slowly down. The light then topped moving and started flashing. Since the flashing was the international distress signal [6 short flashes] he responded with the standard response [3 short flashes] and Read more…

Alert in 2007

Paged by the Police following a call regarding 3 missing/overdue walkers in the Kirk Fell area. The Deputy Leader made the decision to take no further action at this time but to wait. The three missing walkers turned up safe and well at Seathwaite at 8.06 p.m.- No further action Read more…

Kirkfell – Wed 22nd Aug 2007

Call from the police regarding a missing lady on Kirkfell. The team leader decided to wait a further hour before taking action. The missing person turned up safe and well at 7.00 p.m. No further action necessary – recorded here for information only

2003 Rescue 18

The team leader was called to rescue a male walker in his late sixties who had collapsed near the summit of Kirk Fell. Around 20 team members were involved in the subsequent rescue and due to the potential seriousness of the incident (suspect heart failure), an RAF helicopter was requested. Read more…