Incidents

Green Hole, Upper Eskdale – Sun 18th Aug 2019 – Callout 41 in 2019 (limited)

Team called for four lost walkers. They had set off from Langdale to climb Crinkle Crags. Their only map blew away in hill fog leaving them with no means of navigating. Unfortunately, they descended in the wrong direction and ended up on the Eskdale side of the mountain and they called 999. Their position was …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 17th Aug 2019 – Alert

As we were dealing with Incident 56 an alert came in from CUMPOL regarding 2 overdue “3 Peaks” walkers, missing from a party of 11. With hundreds of “3 Peaks” parties on the hill to potentially meet up with, we restricted our response to information gathering and continued with our main task. Fortunately, the 2 …

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Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Sat 17th Aug 2019 – Callout 40 in 2019

Team called to investigate shouts for help heard by parties descending Scafell Pike. With little initial information, 5 WMRT set off carrying shelter, first aid and crag gear. With many members away on holiday, we once again had to call in DFMRT to boost our numbers. As we made our way up the hill, more …

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Great Gable – Mon 12th Aug 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a party of 2 who’d split up with one continuing to the top of a fell (believed to be Great Gable) and the other waiting. For some reason they did not re unite on the fell and one of the walkers reported their companion missing. They were given more …

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Scafell – Sat 10th Aug 2019 – Alert

Weather : Low Cloud, Wind & Rain

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting having problems finding the route down off Scafell summit. Their position was determined using PhoneFind. A team member was already on the fell on Scafell Pike summit and went across to Scafell where they found the 2 walkers then …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 8th Aug 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of 5 walkers who were reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. They were given more time to make their way off which they managed to do and we stood down.

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Scafell – Thu 8th Aug 2019 – Alert

We were contacted by Cumbria Police after 2 walkers were reported overdue. As the team leader was trying to make contact with the missing people, the informant contacted the police to say the overdue walkers has reported in to say they were safe and well having spent the night on the hill. Once the walkers …

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Scafell Pike – Mon 5th Aug 2019 – Alert

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. Whilst we were gathering details we got a phone call to say they were down, safe & well in the Woolpack in Eskdale, so we stood down.

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 39 in 2019 (limited)

Weather : Clear and Warm

Whilst the Lingmell incident (no. 50) was ongoing we were called by Police about 2 further walkers reported crag fast on the ledge above Broad Stand. A mix of Wasdale and Duddon members went from Lingmell to Mickledore with further ropes and other equipment. The walkers were found on the …

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Lingmell – Sat 3rd Aug 2019 – Callout 38 in 2019

Weather : Clear and Warm

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself crag fast whilst trying to ascend Scafell Pike. After further discussion it was determined that the walker was actually close to Straight Gill on the north face of Lingmell. Two team members who were already on the fell went to …

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