Incidents — Piers Gill

Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 26th Jan 2019 – Callout 5 in 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who phoned in to report themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, after which their emergency call cut out and no further details were available. It was difficult to phone them back but understood their position was close to the Piers – Straight Gill junction. A …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Mon 10th Sep 2018 – Callout 49 in 2018

We were called by Police about a further group of 3 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike and one of whom had fallen somewhere towards the gill. Team members from the earlier incident went back up the hill whilst further support was obtained from other Wasdale and Duddon Team members. Conditions by …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 11th Aug 2018 – Callout 36 in 2018

We were called by Police initially by a walker reporting themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. We were then called by two more walkers reporting themselves lost who turned out to be part of the same party. Using PhoneFind the locations of both groups were determined and then small teams went to each location. The …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Alert

In the first incident of the year, a group of walkers reported themselves lost on Scafell Pike. The team leader made contact and used Sarloc to determine the location, on the western banks of Piers Gill. Directions were given over the phone and fortunately they were able to use the compass function of their phone …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sat 30th Sep 2017 – Callout 82 in 2017

The team was called again for a group of 4 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. It was difficult to make phone contact with them and their location was far from certain when the search started but they were located reasonably quickly on the Piers Gill path and walked back down.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 10th Sep 2017 – Callout 75 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker and their friend who were struggling to descend due to aggravating a pre-existing injury. The two made their way down as far as they could but were then stopped by the Greta Gill crossing at the bottom of the Piers Gill path which was in spate and …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. On further investigation it turned out this was the same group who had called the previous night and been handled by Keswick Team and ended up spending the night in their tent. Using Sarloc their position was established as near …

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 9th Aug 2017 – Callout 63 in 2017

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make progress whilst on the Piers Gill path descending from Scafell Pike. The walker was located by team members and after a quick assessment the walker was supported to walk off the mountain.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Oct 2016 – Callout 64 in 2016

The team was called out to help rescue a family group who’d become lost on Scafell Pike. They were located near to the top of Piers Gill then walked back to Wasdale by team members.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 26th Jun 2016 – Callout 32 in 2016

Whilst the first incident was ongoing we got a second call for 2 walkers reporting themselves cragfast on steep ground overlooking a water fall. The precise position was unclear but as we were in the area Piers Gill was a possibility. With the possibility of a technical rescue at the same time as a stretcher …

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