Incidents — Scafell

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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Broad Stand, Scafell – Fri 16th Nov 2018 – Callout 64 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers and a dog who were reporting themselves cragfast whilst descending Scafell. As they could see the Mickledore stretcher box it was surmised they were on Broad Stand or its approach from above. As we were leaving base we got further call from the walkers to tell us …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Mon 22nd Oct 2018 – Callout 59 in 2018

We were called again by Police about reports of a walker who was apparently struggling to make their way off Slight Side and back into Eskdale. Just as a Callout message was sent it was confirmed the car belonging to the walkers had left its parking spot and we stood down.

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 18th Oct 2018 – Callout 55 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were reported to be stuck on the rock face overlooking Mickledore by a passer-by. This was later confirmed to be the Broad Stand area by a phone conversation with the original informant and speaking with people who’d descended via Mickledore. Once on scene on walker was …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 30th Aug 2018 – Callout 44 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who’d become stuck on the steep ground between Broad Stand and Mickledore Chimney. Three of the walkers were stuck on a ledge just below the grassy terrace and were assisted back up a couple of short rocky steps with the aid of a rope from …

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Wed 29th Aug 2018 – Callout 43 in 2018

We were called by Police about reports of a walker falling in the Broad Stand area on Scafell. A passing doctor first attended to the casualty and was later joined by the crew of the Great North Air Ambulance. The walker had two companions who remained stuck on the rocks above. Once on scene the …

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Scafell – Sat 18th Aug 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of walkers reported overdue from a walk up Scafell and Slightside from Wasdale. A team member went down Wasdale to look for the party’s car and bumped into them making their way down the valley trying to find a mobile signal to update the informant at which …

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