Incidents — Upper Eskdale

Upper Eskdale – Sun 26th May 2019 – Callout 16 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Rain moving to sunny

Team called this evening for 2 walkers who reported themselves lost and struggling to make progress after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was determined by PhoneFind as being at the very top of Eskdale and they were given some directions to start making their own way off …

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Upper Eskdale – Fri 3rd May 2019 – Alert

Team called this morning about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst on a walk up Scafell Pike. Their position was established using PhoneFind and then they were given directions to enable them to make their own way off the fell. They were later met by a team member on a walk who helped them back …

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Upper Eskdale – Wed 4th Apr 2018 – Callout 13 in 2018

The team were called out at 11:00 pm for two walkers who had climbed Scafell Pike and had not returned to their holiday accommodation. Duddon and Furness team were brought in to help due to the winter conditions and low temperatures and real concern for their safety. Around 20 mountain rescuers were involved in this …

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Green Hole, Upper Eskdale – Sun 1st Apr 2018 – Callout 12 in 2018 (limited)

Team called yesterday evening for 2 walkers who’d become benighted whilst trying to return to Grasmere from Scafell Pike. With some help from Sarloc they were located as being on the ridge that descends from Esk Pike into Eskdale, above Long Crag. In the end they managed to get themselves down to Brotherikeld where they …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Callout 2 in 2018

The team spent 3 days searching for a missing walker on Scafell Pike. The walker was initially reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike on Sunday 14th January at 19:00. Team members who had already been to an injured walker near the summit searched in foul conditions but without success. Assistance was requested from …

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Upper Eskdale – Sat 21st Oct 2017 – Callout 90 in 2017

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help look for a missing walker last seen ascending Bowfell via The Band. The walker was found by a mountain leader and group on a night navigation exercise near Long Crag in Upper Eskdale. The walker was passed to us near Lingcove Bridge and after …

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Upper Eskdale – Tue 29th Aug 2017 – Callout 70 in 2017

Just as we were returning to the vehicles from the Cam Spout job a further call came in for a walker reporting himself wet through after fording a stream and having an ankle injury, located on the Esk Hause path at the top of upper Eskdale. In view of the location and the number of …

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Sun 27th Aug 2017 – Callout 67 in 2017

A walker sustained an ankle injury whilst walking near Lingcove Bridge in Eskdale. The injury was assessed by the Team Doctor before being splinted and then they were taken by stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

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Esk Buttress, Upper Eskdale – Tue 13th Jun 2017 – Alert

We were called by Police about a climber reported overdue from a reconnaissance visit to a crag. Just as we were taking the call he phoned in to say he was safe & well and we stood down.

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Lingcove Bridge, Upper Eskdale – Fri 26th May 2017 – Callout 31 in 2017

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen at the swimming pools in the River Esk near Lingcove Bridge and dislocated his shoulder. The injury was reduced on scene by the team doctor after which the man was taken by stretcher to a waiting ambulance at Brotherilkeld. We were joined by …

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