Yewbarrow – Mon 15th May 2023

We were called by Cumbria Police about two overdue walkers from a walk up Yewbarrow. A family member was concerned as it was several hours after they were expected back. The Team Leader was in the process of checking car parks and local hostelries, and gathering more information when the Read more…

Yewbarrow – Sun 18th Jul 2021

Cumbria Police alerted the Team Leader of 2 people that had taken a 20 metre fall off the Stirrup Crag area of Yewbarrow. This was reported to the police by two different passing walkers. Because of the known severity of the terrain and reported possible serious injuries the Coastguard helicopter, Read more…

coastguard helicopter

Dore Head, Yewbarrow – Tue 14th Jul 2020

A call came in at 16:08 from North West Ambulance Service regarding a 62 year old man who had sustained a head injury following a 30m (approx..)fall whilst descending the washed-out scree slope below Dore Head, Yewbarrow, Mosedale. With no further information on severity of injury, but potentially serious and Read more…

Yewbarrow – Wed 1st Jun 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.

Yewbarrow – Thu 9th Jul 2015

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 Read more…

Yewbarrow – Sun 10th Aug 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 Read more…

Callout 37 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.

Alert in 2008

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.