Incidents — Scafell

Scafell – Sat 10th Aug 2019 – Alert

Weather : Low Cloud, Wind & Rain

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting having problems finding the route down off Scafell summit. Their position was determined using PhoneFind. A team member was already on the fell on Scafell Pike summit and went across to Scafell where they found the 2 walkers then …

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Scafell – Thu 8th Aug 2019 – Alert

We were contacted by Cumbria Police after 2 walkers were reported overdue. As the team leader was trying to make contact with the missing people, the informant contacted the police to say the overdue walkers has reported in to say they were safe and well having spent the night on the hill. Once the walkers …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 39 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Clear and Warm

Whilst the Lingmell incident (no. 50) was ongoing we were called by Police about 2 further walkers reported crag fast on the ledge above Broad Stand. A mix of Wasdale and Duddon members went from Lingmell to Mickledore with further ropes and other equipment. The walkers were found on the …

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Foxes Tarn, Scafell – Sun 28th Jul 2019 – Alert

We were called by police late last night about a wild camper who had not made contact with his girlfriend as expected. He had intending to camp in the Foxes tarn, Scafell area and walk out today, Monday,  having a swim in Wastwater on the way. After a discussion with the police and his girlfriend, …

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Oliver Gill, Scafell – Sat 27th Jul 2019 – Callout 36 in 2019 (limited)

Soon after the previous incident closed we were called again by Police about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. They had descended into Eskdale and then contoured round the side of Scafell to try to get back to Wasdale Head before becoming benighted near Oliver Gill. Their position was determined using PhoneFind …

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Scafell – Wed 17th Jul 2019 – Callout 30 in 2019

Weather : Wet & Windy

Team called this afternoon for a group who reported one of their party was becoming exhausted and showing the early signs of hypothermia. In the end the group managed to provide their own shelter and got the walker moving again. They were met by team members on their descent, just …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Fri 14th Jun 2019 – Callout 22 in 2019 (limited)

Team called this evening for 3 walkers who’d reported themselves lost after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was established using PhoneFine as being between Slight Side and High Scarth Crag. They were given some directions over the phone to start making their way off the mountain and were then met by team members …

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Lords Rake, Scafell – Wed 5th Jun 2019 – Callout 19 in 2019

Weather : Misty

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves crag fast after loosing the route on Lord’s Rake and getting into steep ground. Their location was determine using PhoneFind. Team members then went to the location and using ropes extricated them from the crag and then walked back down to Wasdale. …

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Scafell – Fri 22nd Feb 2019 – Alert

The team received a call this evening to reports of flashing lights in the Scafell area.  The team were put on standby; however after talking to the informant and a team member investigating from the valley floor it is believed to be a false alarm with good intent.

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Foxes Tarn, Scafell – Sat 17th Nov 2018 – Callout 65 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers and a dog one of whom was now cragfast on the rough ground near to the Foxes Tarn descent on Scafell. A small team went up the fell and initially located the first walker who’d raised the alarm. The second walker was then found but it was …

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