Callouts and Alerts Between 1st January 2019 and 25th March 2019

1. Great Hell Gate, Great Gable - Limited Callout - 16:10 Sun 6th Jan 2019

We were called by Police about a group of 3 walkers who reported themselves cragfast in the Great Hell Gate area on Great Gable after taking a wrong turn on their descent. Their precise position was established using PhoneFind then a small team went on the fell to find the group, provide them with helmets and warm clothing and then walk them back to Wasdale via the Climbers Traverse path.


2. Scafell Pike - Alert - 16:09 Mon 7th Jan 2019

We were called by Police about reports of a group of walkers overdue from Scafell Pike and possible sightings of flashing lights observed at Seathwaite in Borrowdale. As the lights were more likely to be on the Borrowdale side our colleagues in Keswick Team kindly agreed to take on the incident and the walkers returned soon after, safe and well.


3. Birker Fell - Limited Callout - 22:09 Fri 18th Jan 2019

The Team was called out to help our colleagues from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team recover stranded motorists on Birker Fell. Winter conditions can easily transform fell roads and render them impassable.


4. Dent Fell - Limited Callout - 13:48 Sun 20th Jan 2019

The team was called to assist a small group of teenagers who had got lost on Dent fell. Using phone find technology we quickly located the group and team members escorted the group back to the road.


5. Scoat Fell - Full Callout - 16:39 Fri 25th Jan 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers, one of whom had become incapacitated due to severe leg cramps and could no longer walk. It was originally difficult to phone the group back to determine a precise position so a search was started. In view of the location and amount of ground to cover our colleagues in Cockermouth Team joined the search and located the walkers on the Scoat Fell Ridge. Three were walked down but the fourth needed to be taken by stretcher down into Ennerdale and was then reunited with other members of their party and driven back to Wasdale.


6. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:20 Sat 26th Jan 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who phoned in to report themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike, after which their emergency call cut out and no further details were available. It was difficult to phone them back but understood their position was close to the Piers - Straight Gill junction. A callout was initiated but after a while it was possible to speak with the party who were now making their own way off the fell and no longer needed assistance and we stood down.


7. Dent Fell - Callout - 02:52 Sat 9th Feb 2019

In the early hours of this morning the team were asked by Cumbria Police to assist with searching for a missing person in the Dent Fell area. As the team were deploying the missing person was found and we stood down.


8. Dent Fell - Full Callout - 11:56 Fri 15th Feb 2019

We were called by NWAS about a walker who became unwell whilst ascending Dent Fell near Cleator Moor. The walker managed to make their own way down to the car park where they were met by team members and then handed over to NWAS Paramedics.


9. Scafell - Alert - 18:07 Fri 22nd Feb 2019

The team received a call this evening to reports of flashing lights in the Scafell area.  The team were put on standby; however after talking to the informant and a team member investigating from the valley floor it is believed to be a false alarm with good intent.


10. High Scarth Crag, Eskdale - Full Callout - 18:11 Sun 10th Mar 2019

Team called this evening for a group who had initially become separated from each other and  having difficulty navigating off the hill. We initially offered assistance over the phone while sending a team out to ensure they made it down. The party was eventually located and safely returned to their vehicles.