Incidents — Slight Side

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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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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Slight Side, Scafell – Sun 30th Jul 2017 – Callout 56 in 2017 (limited)

We were later called by Police about 2 walkers who’d become lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. It was originally thought they might be near the Corridor Route but with help from Sarloc they were located on Slight Side nr Scafell. A small team then went up to help walk them off the mountain, followed by …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Thu 30th Mar 2017 – Callout 20 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about a walker who had reported himself lost whilst walking on Scafell, probably located somewhere near Slight Side. Initially the team leader tried to provide directions over the phone but when these were not successful a small team had to go onto the mountain to help recover the lost walker. …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Sun 5th Feb 2017 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become lost whilst descending Scafell. While the team leader was discussing options with then they saw walkers ahead so headed after them.

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Slight Side, Scafell – Sat 5th Oct 2013 – Callout 59 in 2013 (limited)

We were contacted about a man who was reported to have lost contact with the other members of his party and was now unsure of his location. Using SARLOC his position was established to be on Horn Crag on Slight Side, the southern termination of Scafell’s summit ridge. Three team members who had just been …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Mon 15th Jul 2013 – Callout 35 in 2013

At around 10.30 p.m. a ‘999’ call was received by Cumbria Police from a concerned Husband. His group of five had set off to climb Scafell Pike late Monday afternoon. When they arrived at the path junction in Hollowstones just after 5.00 p.m. that afternoon the father and two sons headed for the summit via …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Sat 10th Nov 2012 – Alert

We were contacted by Police about a group of 2 who were walking on the Slight Side ridge of Scafell and been caught in a snow storm. Unfortunately their compass had fallen to bits and they were now disorientated. Fortunately by the time we phoned the weather had improved slightly and they were able to …

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Slight Side, Scafell – Wed 8th Jun 2011 – Alert

A man reported himself lost in thick mist on the ridge between Scafell Summit and Slight Side. A team leader provided directions over the phone and the man was able to make his own way off the mountain without the need for a call out. Incident closed 20:30

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Slight Side, Scafell – Sat 31st Jul 2010 – Callout 40 in 2010

Whilst the team were involved in incident 47 a further call came in from the police to the base for a male and female walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. The grid reference put them on the side of Slightside (Scafell). Duddon and Furness MRT were called in to assist and found the couple …

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