Incident 30 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police at 11.40 am. They had received a 999 call from someone (with a mobile phone), reporting that a 44 yr old man had collapsed with hypothermia, somewhere between Broad Crag and the summit of Scafell Pike. As the Team was en route to Wasdale, further conversations Read more…

Incident 29 in 2000

A 50 yr old man was reported to be suffering a "panic attack" and to be stuck in a gully (in thick mist) somewhere on the descent from Great Gable’s summit. ….probably around White Napes. The team leader put out a full team call out and 17 members attended. We Read more…

Incident 28 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding a man (28 yrs old) who had fallen approx. 15 ft while trying to climb up Hardknott Ghyll (to the right of the road, looking up Hardknott Pass from Eskdale). 20 team members attended and dealt with his injuries before carrying him down the gully Read more…

Incident 27 in 2000

Call from Howard Christie at Wasdale Head, reporting that organisers were worried about four participants in a three peaks challenge event. Three men and one woman, all late twenties / early thirties had left Wasdale Head at 1400 hrs, wearing light clothing. One member in particular was reported to be Read more…

Incident 26 in 2000

Call from Whitehaven Police regarding shouts for help and whistles from the Screes. Informant was at the Wasdale Youth Hostel. This report was quickly followed up by further 999 calls from two others with mobiles, who reported they could hear shouts that someone was unconscious, reason unknown. 14 members attended Read more…

Incident 25 in 2000

Call from Howard at Wasdale Head. A woman (approx 35 yrs old) had slipped while descending from Ill Ghyll Head, towards Wasdale Head, National Trust car park at Brackenclose. She had either broken or badly sprained her ankle but had managed to get part way down on her own, until Read more…

Incident 24 in 2000

all from Whitehaven Police at 09.30 am. Three women (aged between 35 and 45) had used a mobile phone to call 999 for assistance. They reported that they had lost the path in thick mist and were lost, probably somewhere between Broad Crag and Scafell Pike. They were apparently well Read more…

Incident 23 in 2000

Call from the police that a walker doing the three peaks had failed to return to the main party at Seathwaite at 1730 hrs. The police provided further information at 2115 hrs to advise that the missing person had turned up safe and well. No team members were put out Read more…

Incident 22 in 2000

Team received a call from the police to say there was a lady with a suspected fractured / sprained ankle below Wind Gap, Pillar in the Mosedale valley. She was located just over the stream crossing below the main scree. She had a very badly dislocated ankle which was immobilised Read more…

Incident 21 in 2000

A group of three team members out for a days walking were planning to check out the ascent / descent routes on Broad Stand, Scafell due to it being one of the Valley’s accident black spots. When they appeared at Mickledore they were approached by a group wanting to borrow Read more…

Incident 20 in 2000

Call via Whitehaven Police. A lady at Kendal police station reported that her husband and daughter were long overdue from a days walking on Scafell Pike. The last contact with them was by mobile phone at 1440 hrs. when they were on their descent from the summit. Team were mobilised Read more…

Incident 19 in 2000

Lady suffered a broken ankle near Eel Tarn, Eskdale. Her ankle was immobilised in a Sam splint and she was carried down to the ambulance at the Woolpack Inn and transported to West Cumberland Hospital.

Incident 18 in 2000

Mobile telephone call from an informant, two females in their late 40’s were lost on Scafell. A glorious day but they had no idea where they were, they could see a lake with buildings in the background. Incident was closed at 1715hrs. as they didn’t really need the team.

Incident 17 in 2000

Party of three males set out to climb the grade 2 scramble, Eagle nest Gulley. One climber went ahead of the others and became cragfast. The alarm was raised by mobile phone. Under the wet and slushy snow conditions it was a serious scramble for the team. He was helped Read more…

Incident 16 in 2000

Report came in from Whitehaven police of a 46 yr. old male walker hit by a boulder, 200 m below the summit of Scafell Pike. Whilst mobilising the team and getting up the valley, locations changed to Lingmel col then to the Woolworth boulder before we finally established that the Read more…

Incident 15 in 2000

Call received from Whitehaven police that a man returning from the Woolpack had seen a green flare on Slightside. It was a very clear night and no further action was taken. Well intentioned false alarm.

Incident 14 in 2000

Call received from Whitehaven police to rescue a 25 year old male cragfast on the Wastwater. The walker was removed from the bottom of the Screes Gully and assisted back down to the Wastwater pumphouse. 9 team members involves for a duration of 3 hours.

Incident 13 in 2000

Call received from Whitehaven police to attend a lady in her mid fifties who had slipped and broken her ankle whilst descending path from Whin Rigg. 18 team members involved for 2 hours.