Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has been assisting people in the western fells of the Lake District for over 50 years. We cover England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and respond to over one hundred calls for help each year. The team consists of approximately forty ‘professional volunteers’ who give their time to help those in need, whatever the weather, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information please read our about page. We rely on generous donations from the public to fund the team. Once a year, we recruit a new intake of probationary members.

Recent Rescues

Scafell Pike – Tue 3rd Sep 2019

We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. As we were gathering details the missing walker turned up at Wasdale Head, safe and well and we stood down.

Great Gable – Thu 29th Aug 2019

Team called by Police about a group of 3 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst descending from Great Gable. With some help from PhoneFind their position was determined to be in the White Napes area. A small team then went on the fell to help escort them down.

Hollowstones, Scafell Pike – Mon 26th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who was struggling to make their own way down from Scafell Pike. An advance team met the walker and provided analgesia to improve their movement. With an indication of a difficult stretcher carry our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Team also attended. Once lower on the mountain the casualty was transferred to the stretcher for sections where it was the fastest / safest way to move.

Cross Walls, Wastwater – Mon 26th Aug 2019

We were called by NWAS to assist with a walker who’d injured themselves by standing on a wire which became impaled in their foot. The Seascale Fire & Rescue crew had attended and cut the walker free from the remainder of the wire. The team splinted the limb to control further bleeding then carried the casualty to the waiting ambulance for the journey to hospital.

Scafell Pike – Sun 25th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. As we were gathering details we got a call to say they were down, safe & well and we stood down.

Wasdale Head – Sun 25th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who’d slipped whilst descending the Mosedale path near Wasdale Head and injured their lower leg. A team member who was already on the fell arrived and assessed the injury. Once the team arrived the limb was splinted and the walker carried down to Wasdale Head for the journey to hospital.