Incidents — Yewbarrow

Yewbarrow – Sat 4th Feb 2017 – Callout 6 in 2017

We were called by Police about a young man who had fallen on scree near Stirrup Crag on Yewbarrow and as a result had a laceration on his leg that was making walking difficult. He was patched up by other members of his party and then was helped to walk back down to Overbeck.

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Yewbarrow – Wed 1st Jun 2016 – Callout 23 in 2016

The team was called out to assist a male who had become crag fast on steep ground adjacent to Dore Head screes. The team located the man, scrambled to him, and roped him to safer ground. He kindly bought us all a drink (soft drink) from the Wasdale Head Inn.

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Yewbarrow – Thu 9th Jul 2015 – Alert

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to be struggling to get themselves down off Yewbarrow following a fall. On further investigation it turned out the report was from a (well meaning) passer by who had phoned in but the injured walker was not asking for assistance and later made their …

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Yewbarrow – Sun 10th Aug 2014 – Callout 34 in 2014

Whilst the River Irt incident was ongoing we were contacted again about shouts for help being heard somewhere near the Wasdale Head Inn. A team member went to investigate and saw 2 people up on the Yewbarrrow fell side. On arriving it was apparent a fell runner had taken a significant fall and suffered multiple …

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Yewbarrow – Sat 1st Jun 2013 – Alert

We were contacted by the Police regarding two walkers who were reported overdue on a walk between Yewbarrow & Red Pike. Whilst we were starting to gather details they turned up safe & well.

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Yewbarrow – Sat 25th Aug 2012 – Callout 47 in 2012 (limited)

We were contacted by Police about a family of 3 who had managed to ascend Yewbarrow but could not find their way down. Although the cloud was high the steepness of the ground was causing them to hold their position unsure of where to go next. We mounted a limited callout to help them off …

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Yewbarrow – Tue 17th Jul 2012 – Alert

The team were contacted about a group overdue on Yewbarrow. Whilst we were gathering further information they turned up safe and well.

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Yewbarrow – Fri 26th Jun 2009 – Callout 33 in 2009

62 yr old male tumble-fell 10 metres on the scramble section of the path on the south end of Yewbarrow. He sustained a nasty cut to the head and numerous lacerations and fortunately avoided more serious injury. Stretchered off the hill.

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Yewbarrow – Sun 20th Jul 2008 – Callout 41 in 2008 (limited)

Police paged the team regarding a father (60s’) and son (20) from Hampshire who reported themselves stuck, cragfast and frightened on the main ridge of Yewbarrow. Despite having walked up to their location they felt unable to descend without mountain rescue assistance. The Deputy Team Leader conducted a limited call out and 7 team members …

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Yewbarrow – Sun 16th Mar 2008 – Alert

Request came in from a local hound trailer to save his hound which had taken a fall over Stirrup Crag on Yewbarrow. Two team members carried out the rescue and the dog was returned to the valley bottom.

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