Incidents

Slight Side, Scafell – Mon 22nd Oct 2018 – Callout 59 in 2018

We were called again by Police about reports of a walker who was apparently struggling to make their way off Slight Side and back into Eskdale. Just as a Callout message was sent it was confirmed the car belonging to the walkers had left its parking spot and we stood down.

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Greathall Gill, Wasdale – Mon 22nd Oct 2018 – Callout 58 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of walkers initially reporting themselves to be off route and in Greathall Gill, on the descent from Winn Rigg. They then phoned back again to say one of them had hurt their knee and had difficulty walking. They were met by a team member who helped walk …

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Scafell Pike – Sun 21st Oct 2018 – Callout 57 in 2018

We were called by Police for 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst trying to descend Scafell Pike. It was initially difficult to re-contact them back to establish their location but once contact was made they re-traced their steps back to Scafell Pike summit where they were met by a team member who was out walking …

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Styhead Path, Great Gable – Sat 20th Oct 2018 – Callout 56 in 2018

We were called again by Police about 2 more walkers reporting themselves to be benighted after attempting to walk back from Wasdale Head to their car at Seathwaite and their torch had failed. This was aggravated by one of them having a hip injury which was slowing them walking. Initially attempts were made to get …

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Scafell Pike – Sat 20th Oct 2018 – Alert

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who’d reported themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. Using PhoneFind their position was established as being near Broad Crag Tarn. The team leader then provided directions over the phone and they made their own way off the mountain.

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Broad Stand, Scafell – Thu 18th Oct 2018 – Callout 55 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who were reported to be stuck on the rock face overlooking Mickledore by a passer-by. This was later confirmed to be the Broad Stand area by a phone conversation with the original informant and speaking with people who’d descended via Mickledore. Once on scene on walker was …

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Pen, Scafell Pike – Sat 13th Oct 2018 – Callout 54 in 2018

We were called by Police about a group of 3 runners who were reported overdue from a three peaks attempt. At first there were no strong leads as to their whereabouts but then one of their companions in the valley received a WhatsApp message which allowed their location to be inferred as on the Eskdale …

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Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike – Sat 6th Oct 2018 – Callout 53 in 2018 (limited)

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost, somewhere near the top of Pikes Crag whilst trying to descend Scafell Pike. They called back a little later to say they had now found their own way back onto the path and no longer needed assistance and we stood down.

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Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike – Wed 26th Sep 2018 – Callout 52 in 2018

We were called by Police about a walker who whilst descending the main Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike had pulled a muscle and could no longer walk. They were carried down to Brackenclose by the team.

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Wastwater Screes – Sun 23rd Sep 2018 – Callout 51 in 2018

Team called for a party who’d become stuck on the Wasdale Screes path. They were located by team members on foot then taken across the lake in the team’s boat.

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