Incidents — Pillar

Pillar – Fri 23rd Feb 2018 – Alert

The team were called after a walker has taken a slide on hard snow above Wind Gap. Due to the location and preferred evacuation route the job was handed over to Cockermouth MRT

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Pillar – Sat 18th Nov 2017 – Callout 99 in 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 walkers who were found in …

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Pillar – Wed 28th Dec 2016 – Alert

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 in Cockermouth Team who talked …

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Pillar – Fri 2nd Oct 2015 – Alert

We were contacted by Police about a walker reported overdue from a trip to Pillar. She arrived back under her own steam before we needed to make any response.

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Pillar – Sat 15th Jun 2013 – Alert

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.

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Pillar – Sat 8th Dec 2012 – Callout 70 in 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 …

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Pillar – Sat 27th Oct 2012 – Callout 62 in 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 the team was stood …

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Pillar – Sat 15th Sep 2012 – Callout 53 in 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 …

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Looking Stead, Pillar – Sun 10th Jun 2012 – Callout 32 in 2012

The team was contacted by the police to attend a solo walker who had taken a tumble fall near Looking Stead on Pillar. A helicopter was requested and a Sea King from RAf Boulmer attended. The casualty was given analgesia and transferred to a vacuum mattress before being winched into the aircraft which took her …

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Pillar – Sun 14th Jun 2009 – Callout 30 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 the time the helicopter arrived, …

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