Incidents — Lingmell

Lingmell – Thu 22nd Aug 2019 – Callout 42 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Low Cloud

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending from Scafell Pike. Using PhoneFind their position was determining as being on Lingmell Nose. They were given some directions over the phone by the Team Leader. However, after losing contact with the group for nearly two hours a …

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Lingmell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 38 in 2019

Weather : Clear and Warm

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself crag fast whilst trying to ascend Scafell Pike. After further discussion it was determined that the walker was actually close to Straight Gill on the north face of Lingmell. Two team members who were already on the fell went to …

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Lingmell – Wed 10th Apr 2019 – Callout 10 in 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves crag fast whilst ascending the fell from Wasdale. Using PhoneFind their position was established as being on the West Face of Lingmell, overlooking Wasdale Head Inn. A team member who was in the area went to the scene and helped to escort the 2 …

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Straight Gill, Lingmell – Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Callout 88 in 2017

The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, …

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Lingmell – Sat 12th Sep 2015 – Callout 53 in 2015

The second group we were called out to help were on the north side of Lingmell. They managed to self rescue whilst we were en-route.

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Lingmell – Wed 29th Jul 2015 – Alert

We were called by Police about shouts for help being heard at the Wasdale Campsite coming from the direction of Lingmell. Police Officers attended and after a brief search met a walker who had been shouting for help but as it became light made their own way off the hill.

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Lingmell – Wed 3rd Jun 2015 – Callout 22 in 2015

The third incident of the evening was to a male walker who had injured his ankle on Lingmell Nose screes. He was stretchered to the road and transferred to an ambulance at Gosforth.

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Lingmell – Sun 5th May 2013 – Callout 21 in 2013 (limited)

We were contacted by the Police about a family of 4 who had become lost on their descent of Scafell Pike. After speaking with them on the phone it was likely they were in the rough ground between Piers & Straight Gill on the north side of Lingmell. A limited callout was initiated to locate …

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Straight Gill, Lingmell – Wed 14th Nov 2012 – Callout 65 in 2012

We were contacted by Police regarding a party of 4 men in their 20s who had become lost on the descent from Scafell Pike and were now stuck on a narrow ledge on steep ground. Initially it was difficult to contact the party and Keswick team who were also alerted managed to make contact and …

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Straight Gill, Lingmell – Mon 10th Sep 2012 – Callout 52 in 2012

The team was called out just after midnight this morning following an emergency ‘999’ mobile phone call from three male walkers in their early 20’s.  Having left at 7.30 p.m. on Sunday evening with adequate equipment (map, compass, lights and torches) the group ascended the mountain via the Flass Knotts, and up into Lingmell Crags …

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