Incidents — Styhead Path

Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sat 20th Oct 2018 – Callout 56 in 2018

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers reporting themselves to be benighted after attempting to walk back from Wasdale Head to their car at Seathwaite and their torch had failed. This was aggravated by one of them having a hip injury which was slowing them walking. Initially attempts were made to get …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Wed 27th Jul 2016 – Callout 36 in 2016

Team called by Police about a walker who had fallen and injured her wrist. She was given analgesia on scene and the limb was splinted then the walker was evacuated from the mountain to West Cumberland Hospital.

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sun 17th Apr 2011 – Callout 12 in 2011

Full team callout for a female walker in a party of five who were descending back down to Wasdale Head from Styhead when she sustained a severe gash to the leg. She was given casualty care on scene and helped back down to the valley bottom where she was driven to the hospital by one …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Mon 26th Jul 2010 – Callout 37 in 2010

Call from the Police. A Duke of Edinburgh group of around 8 were descending from Styhead into Wasdale. A 17yr year old female in their party feinted and could not walk further. She was stretchered back down to Wasdale head and taken by Ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital. 16 team members attended and incident closed …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Mon 10th May 2010 – Callout 18 in 2010

75 yr old male walker in a party of three with severe leg cramps descended from Styhead following a walk across from Langdale and could walk no further. Located on the main path below Lower Kern Knotts on Great Gable. The informant raised the alarm from the Wasdale Head Hotel as there was no mobile …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sun 19th Jul 2009 – Callout 44 in 2009

The police received a ‘999’ call from a mobile phone from a Chinese male and female walker who were lost on Scafell Pike with an injured knee. They had ascended Scafell Pike from Langdale earlier that day, leaving at 11:00 hrs When the Deputy Team Leader was talking to them to try and establish their …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sun 20th Jul 2008 – Callout 42 in 2008

Just as the team were getting back to Overbeck, one of the other Deputy Team Leaders received a call direct whilst at Wasdale Head. The informant had run to the Barn Door Shop reporting a 50yr old female from Coventry with a suspect fractured left ankle, location being the stream crossing below Sty Head, bottom …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Fri 30th May 2008 – Callout 26 in 2008

Police paged the team following a ‘999’ call from a 59 year old female walker who had fallen and injured her leg while descending from Styhead. The lady managed to walk part of the way down herself but was then carried off by stretcher and taken to hospital by her companions. Whilst this rescue was …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Mon 4th Aug 2003 – Callout 28 in 2003

Call from the Police to rescue a female walker in her 40’s who had stumbled on her descent from Styhead in the Spouthead Beck area and fractured her arm. A good turnout of members and quick response was possible as the team were already mustering for the team practice due to start at 1830 hrs. …

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