84 in 2015
Wastwater Screes

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become crag fast high up on the Wasdale Screes whilst trying to walk the lakeshore path. Given their location the team approached from above and with the help of a fixed rope system walked them up to the top of Whin Rigg.

It is worth noting that the 2 walkers were stuck in a position where we have rescued people before who have tried to go above the screes. The path such as it is stays fairly close to the lake shore. For further information see our accidents blackspots page for the screes.

A video from the top.

Posted by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Incident started at 11:19 and ended at 17:00 making 5.7 hrs in total. There were 19 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 1552 0429 (altitude 400 m). Total rescuer hours: 108