Pillar – Sat 18th Nov 2017

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were descending a gill below Wistow Crags on Pillar. One of the walkers had taken a short tumble in the gill banging their head and injuring their arm. Due to the unusual location a short search was needed to locate the Read more…

Pillar – Wed 28th Dec 2016

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who had become stuck / unsure of their position. It was originally thought they were on Scafell Pike but this was later changed to Pillar when more information became available. With this news the incident was passed to our colleagues Read more…

Pillar – Sat 15th Jun 2013

We were contacted, along with Cockermouth MRT by the Police about a group of 3 ladies who had gone walking on the Pillar – Steeple ridge and had yet to return. They arrived back whilst Cockermouth were speaking with the informant on the phone.

Pillar – Sat 8th Dec 2012

The team was called out to assist Cockermouth MRT with a male casualty who slipped whilst descending from Pillar mountain to Wind Gap, resulting in a long slide down snow. He suffered injuries to his elbow and ribs. He was carried off the hill by Cockermouth and Wasdale team members Read more…

Pillar – Sat 27th Oct 2012

The team was called out to assist Cockermouth MRT with a casualty who had sustained a head injury after a slip. The casualty was on the High Level Route between Pillar Rock and Looking Stead. Fortunately a Sea King from RAF Valley was able to winch the casualty aboard and Read more…

Just about to set off for Pillar summit

Pillar – Sat 15th Sep 2012

The team was called out to rescue a solo female walker who had sustained ankle injuries whilst walking the Mosedale Horseshoe. Due to the location Cockermouth MRT were called in to assist. It took some considerable searching to find the casualty, 100 metres down towards Pillar Rock from Pillar summit. Read more…

Callout 33 in 2009

The team was paged by the police to respond to a male walker on the summit of Pillar who was reported to have collapsed and was unconscious. A suspected heart attack requires urgent attention and evacuation so a helicopter was requested through the police. RAF Boulmer attended and although, by Read more…

Alert in 2009

Call came in from the Police regarding a single male (plus dog) reported to be lost but on the summit of Pillar. He was given instructions (by mobile phone) on how to use the map and compass he did have with him and subsequently made his own way down, confirming Read more…

Callout 71 in 2007

Paged by the Police following a ‘999’ call from a 34yr old male walker from Wakefield, Yorkshire who was stranded on the summit of Pillar. Weather conditions were rain with low cloud and poor visibility. Despite attempts over an hour to talk him off the mountain using map and compass Read more…