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.

Yewbarrow – Sun 20th Jul 2008

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 Read more…

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.

2003 Rescue 50

A 22 yr old male scrambler had started up the front of Bell Rib on Yewbarrow when he tumble fell around 10 meters injuring his femur. He was on his own but managed to call the police on his mobile phone. The fracture was serious as it was at the Read more…

Yewbarrow – Sun 6th Oct 2002

Whitehaven Police called again to report a climber stuck on Yewbarrow. The climber was rescued whilst the first incident was being dealt with. These two incidents happened within 15 minutes of each other and effectively split the resources of the team in half. Regardless of this, both incidents were managed Read more…