Incidents Between 1st January 2021 and 28th October 2021

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1. Wilton - Limited Callout - 01:01 Fri 1st Jan 2021

The team leader was notified by the ambulance service of an ambulance stuck on ice in Wilton. The crew were unable to drive up hill. A 4x4 vehicle was dispatched with two team members to drive the paramedics to the property. Two more team members were instructed to wait at home in case their assistance was required. The casualty was dealt with and the paramedics were returned to the ambulance.

 

2. Dent Fell - Alert - 18:51 Fri 1st Jan 2021

There was a possible callout on Dent Fell area but after some enquiries there was not enough solid evidence to justify a deployment of resources and the team was stood down.

 

3. Frizington - Limited Callout - 13:46 Mon 4th Jan 2021

An NWAS request for assistance was made to help an Ambulance crew transfer a Lady with a broken leg 400m across a heavily iced field. Due to the current weather conditions and the concern for possible issues with hypothermia the Duty Team Leader immediately arranged for a small team and our land rover defender to go direct to the reported location. Due to the state of the field, the team decided to move the lady by stretcher. So after warmly packaging the lady into one of our casualty bags both Team Members and the Ambulance Crew managed to relocate the lady to the waiting ambulance.

 

4. Hardknott Pass - Limited Callout - 14:10 Mon 4th Jan 2021

The team were called by the police after a driver reported himself stuck on Hardknott Pass. He was not injured. Because there would have been a long wait for a recovery vehicle, and the weather was very cold, a small group of team members were asked to attend, taking extra warm clothing with them. They stayed on scene until the recovery vehicle arrived.

 

5. Scafell Pike - Alert - 14:59 Tue 19th Jan 2021

We were called by the police about 2 walkers who reported themselves lost in the snow, they thought near the summit of Scafell Pike. Text Messages were sent, but it wasn't possible to speak to them until some time later, by which time they had found a path and were making their way off the hill. 1 team member went in search of the car to leave a message asking them to get in touch when they were down, which they did. They managed to get themselves off the hill without the team having to deploy.

 

6. Ponsonby - Alert - 15:34 Sun 24th Jan 2021

A flare was spotted over the Ponsonby area by members of the public and reported to the police. After the team leader made some enquiries the incident reported was known to be innocent and not meant as a distress signal. The team was then stood down without any deployment.

 

7. Scafell Pike - Alert - 16:42 Sat 20th Feb 2021

A report came in that people were lost on Scafell Pike. The team leader called the missing persons  but the calls were not answered phones. A note was placed on their vehicle at The Green, Wasdale Head, by another team member. The team leader then managed to ascertain later that the missing persons had safely returned to their vehicle and the team was stood down.

 

8. Cross Walls, Wastwater - Full Callout - 15:58 Sat 3rd Apr 2021

The team leader was alerted by North West Ambulance Service that a lady had taken a fall and sustained a suspected broken leg by Wastwater lake The team was quickly dispatched to assist the ambulance crew to carry the lady up a short piece of tricky land, then into the ambulance. We hope the lady makes a speedy recovery.

 

9. Esk Hause - Alert - 19:54 Wed 14th Apr 2021

A call came in from a lost person on the South flank of Esk Hause. The team leader successfully managed to talk the person down.

 

10. Fell End, Eskdale - Full Callout - 13:37 Thu 15th Apr 2021

Cumbria Police alerted the Team Leader of a gentleman with a suspected broken ankle on steep ground above the Eskdale Outward Bound centre. The team was quickly dispatched to the scene where the patient was given pain relief, splinted and carried down by stretcher to an ambulance. We would like to wish the gentleman a speedy recovery.

 

11. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Alert - 19:13 Fri 16th Apr 2021

Cumbria Police alerted the Team Leader about a party of 3 lost. After a bit of research and the use of Phone Find it was established that they were on the bad step on the Corridor Route after summitting Scafell Pike, they were trying to get back to Seathwaite. Another group passing by met up with them, the team leader established that they were competent to escort the lost party back. A call was received later that night to confirm they were safely off the hill.

 

12. Kirkfell - Limited Callout - 18:40 Sat 24th Apr 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police following reports of a dog barking and whining for some time. We decided to investigate because, as well as a dog possibly in distress, there may have been someone injured nearby. A few team members attended and met a member of the public who had located and retrieved the dog, which had apparently been missing for a couple of days. There was no sign of anyone injured thankfully.

 

13. Napes, Great Gable - Full Callout - 19:21 Sun 25th Apr 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police to say 2 walkers had become stuck on their descent from Great Gable. Because of the location, a full team callout was initiated as roped access and egress may have been necessary. While the team were en route, a message was received to say that a walker, who fortuitously had the summer Mountain Leader qualification, had come across them and was prepared to stay with them for a while. Later another message was received to say they would move across the scree slope they were on to a footpath which meant that the rescue was straightforward, necessitating only a (steep) walk back down to the valley.

 

14. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 20:36 Sun 25th Apr 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police to say 2 walkers had become lost on their descent from Scafell Pike and light was fading. Phonefind put them at the Corridor Route/Greta Gill junction, a group of team members who had originally been on their way to the previous incident on Great Gable, went to this location and escorted them back to Wasdale, where they took a taxi back to Seathwaite.

 

15. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 11:55 Wed 5th May 2021

The team leader was alerted by Cumbria police of a lady with a reported broken leg/ankle on the lakeside screes footpath by Wastwater. A spotter was sent to the roadside to try and pin point the location with binoculars and the team boat was launched to find the casualty. Once the team medics were on scene there were concerns about other serious injuries so the air ambulance was called for. The casualty was stabilised, given pain relief, packaged onto a stretcher and moved by boat to the other side of the lake where the air ambulance took the lady to hospital. We wish the lady a speedy recovery.

 

16. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 13:22 Sat 8th May 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police who had received an alert from a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon). The location seemed to be near Mickledore but initially there was little more information on the nature of the incident. It was not possible to talk to the informant. Subsequent text messages suggested that the casualty was uninjured but may have been severely hypothermic. A full team callout was initiated. The casualty was on Mickledore, and was being well looked after by some passers by. After more food and rewarming, the casualty was able to walk off with assistance. Our thanks to the RAF mountain rescue team who were on their way to help, but were stood down as the casualty was able to walk.

 

17. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Alert - 03:46 Sun 16th May 2021

Cumbria police alerted the team leader of a group of four people attempting the three peaks challenge, they had become lost when descending Scafell Pike. An initial phone find located the group by Piers Gill, a notorious accident black spot. After numerous telephone conversations with the group and 12x subsequent phone find location indicators the lost people were guided safely off the mountain without having to call out the rest of the team. A great example of technology working in our favour.

 

18. Overbeck, Wasdale - Full Callout - 15:27 Wed 19th May 2021

The team were called out to a male who was reported by another walker to be sitting on the path on the slopes of Yewbarrow. It was reported the gentleman could not walk as he was exhausted and both ankles were sore. 16 Wasdale team members were deployed along with 8 of our colleagues from Duddon MRT. The medics stabilised the casualty who was then carried by stretcher to Overbeck car park where an ambulance took him to hospital for further medical care. We hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery. Thanks to our friends from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team for their continued help and assistance.

 

19. Upper Eskdale - Limited Callout - 19:40 Tue 25th May 2021

We were contacted by Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) team leader to assist them locating 2 lost people in Upper Eskdale. A small team were deployed in Eskdale to meet with Langdale team members at the last known location. The Langdale team arrived first and escorted the people back to their valley. Wasdale were stood down when close to the location.

 

20. Great Gable - Full Callout - 10:59 Tue 1st Jun 2021

Just before 11pm we received a message from Cumbria Police about a gentleman reported to have hurt his ankle and having difficulty getting down from Great Gable. He was with his 14 year old son, his wife having gone ahead to raise the call for help. A full team call out was initiated, however as team members were mobilising we received an update to let us know that the gentleman had made it safely down. The team were then stood down.

 

21. Wastwater - Full Callout - 15:16 Wed 2nd Jun 2021

Cumbria police alerted the team of 2x people on Wastwater who had fallen off their canoe into the water. They were shouting for help, this was reported to the police by a walker descending Scafell Pike. As the team were gathering at base to get the rescue boat deployed the team leader was notified by the police that the people were safely out of the water. The team were stood down.

 

22. Egremont - Full Callout - 11:36 Sat 5th Jun 2021

North West Ambulance service contacted the team to help with the recovery of a young man who had sadly passed away in the Egremont area. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man.

 

23. Beck Head, Great Gable - Full Callout - 14:31 Sun 6th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police about a lady who had injured her ankle on the descent from Great Gable. The team were mobilised and together with assistance from Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, the lady was treated and stretchered off the hill, to be met by a land ambulance in the valley bottom. The team would like to wish the lady a speedy recovery. Our thanks to Duddon and Furness team on what was a difficult carry on bad ground, and in hot and sticky conditions.

 

24. Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:56 Sat 12th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police about a man who had failed to return from his walk on Scafell Pike, having split up from the rest of his party. While the Team Leader was gathering information, the man turned up safe and well at the car park.

 

25. Horn Crag, Upper Eskdale - Alert - 12:38 Mon 14th Jun 2021

A call came in from the police about a gentleman lost when descending Scafell Pike. Using phone find the location came back as just below Horn crag, Eskdale. The team leader made contact with the person and talked him off the fell in the direction of Burnmore Tarn. On his way to the tarn he bumped into another walking group. They kindly pointed him on the right track using their map and compass ! The gent was using his phone to navigate but lost this tool as he lost phone signal. We come across this kind of scenario all too often, always a good idea to have a back up plan- map and compass, and know how to use them.

 

26. Scafell Pike - Alert - 17:56 Tue 15th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police about 2 walkers who had reported themselves lost, possibly on the descent from Scafell Pike but this was not certain from the information they had given to the police. It was not possible to speak to them either by phone or text and the phonefind was unsuccessful, so there was no way of knowing even which fell they were on. A team member went to car parks to look for the car which was not there, so it was assumed they had got down and left the valley. However, it was another 3 hours before contact could be established to confirm this.

 

27. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:12 Thu 17th Jun 2021

The team were called to a young man with a reported dislocated knee. When we arrived on scene the casualty had managed to re set the knee himself. Pain relief was given and the gent was stretchered off the hill where he was advised to make his own way to hospital( partner driving) to get things checked over.

 

28. Scafell Pike - Alert - 23:17 Fri 18th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police regarding lights on the fell, thought to be signalling SOS. After investigation, they were deemed to be lights from walkers on a sponsored charity event, so the team was not deployed.

 

29. Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 16:43 Sat 19th Jun 2021

A call came in about a gentleman with a medical condition near to Lingmel Col. The team leader immediately called for Air Ambulance support as well as back up from Duddon MRT. The casualty was airlifted to a waiting land ambulance and transferred to hospital. The rest of his family were escorted off the mountain by team members. We hope the gentleman recovers well. A big thanks to the air ambulance and Duddon MRT for their assistance.

 

30. Mitredale - Full Callout - 15:20 Tue 22nd Jun 2021

North West Ambulance Service called the team out to a lady with a suspected broken ankle in Miterdale Forest. Once on scene the team medics administered pain relief and then splinted the ankle. She was then stretchered back to her car. Her family then drove her to the hospital to get further treatment.

 

31. Broad Crag - Full Callout - 18:51 Tue 22nd Jun 2021

A call came in to the team leader of a male with a knee injury on Broad Crag. Because of the unknown nature of the injury, stretched team resources after the previous job, a helicopter was called for. More Duddon team members kindly responded to assist. A team member already on Scafell Pike summit was diverted to the scene to give a situation report and guide the coastguard helicopter in. Once on board the aircraft the casualty was flown to the Keswick MRT area and transferred to their team. A big thank you to Duddon MRT, Keswick MRT and Rescue 199 ( coastguard helicopter).

 

32. Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale - Full Callout - 14:50 Fri 25th Jun 2021

A call came in of a male with various injuries who had crashed off his mountain bike near Stanley Gill. Once on scene the man was given pain relief and transferred by stretcher to the waiting ambulance for further medical care.

 

33. Scafell Pike - Callout - 16:08 Fri 25th Jun 2021

As we were still dealing with the Stanley Gill incident, another call came in about a male lost on Scafell Pike summit. His map had blown away in the wind. More Duddon team members kindly responded to this as well as some diverting from the Eskdale job. The gentleman was exhausted and frightened. He was escorted from the summit by Duddon MRT. A huge thanks to them for helping us out at such a busy time.

 

34. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 07:46 Sat 26th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police about a male who had a head injury. The informant was at Mickledore but due to poor phone signal, the casualty location and severity of the injury was unknown. Accidents in this area are often serious. It was not possible to talk to the informant, so a full callout was initiated and a coastguard helicopter with winching capability requested. Although the helicopter would not have been able to reach the casualty site because of cloud, the crew would have been able to give team members a lift up the hill as far as possible. This would have helped a great deal if a lot of heavy crag equipment was needed. As the team were mobilising and the helicopter was en route, a call came in to say the team was no longer needed, so all assets were stood down. Our thanks to the helicopter crew for their assistance.

 

35. Cam Spout, Scafell - Full Callout - 17:30 Sat 26th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police about a male who had fallen at Cam Spout waterfall in Eskdale, sustaining serious injuries. A coastguard helicopter was requested immediately and an air ambulance also attended. The casualty was treated at the scene and taken to hospital by helicopter. The team escorted members of the casualty's party back to their vehicles. Our thanks to the helicopter crews for their assistance.

 

36. Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:36 Sun 27th Jun 2021

In the first of three incidents in quick succession, we were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had fallen on the way down from Scafell Pike and sustained a wrist injury, plus cuts and bruises. The casualty was treated at the scene and taken to hospital by helicopter. Team members walked down with the other family member. Our thanks to the helicopter crew and Duddon and Furness team for their assistance.

 

37. Eskdale - Alert - 16:10 Sun 27th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria police about a parascender who appeared to be in difficulties in Eskdale. Enquiries revealed that there was an organised event taking place and some participants may have been performing acrobatics. All were accounted for, safe and well, so no further action was taken.

 

38. Hollow Gill, Scafell - Full Callout - 17:07 Sun 27th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had fallen on the way down from Scafell and sustained an ankle injury. Some team members who had just started the walk up to incident no. 36 were diverted to this incident. The casualty’s father had carried him a long way to avoid calling out the team – thankyou! The casualty was met near Hollow Gill and stretchered the short distance back to Brackenclose. The family was able to take him to the hospital in their own transport.

 

39. Great Gable - Full Callout - 16:45 Mon 28th Jun 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who had gone astray on their descent from Great Gable and become stuck on dangerous ground. The team was mobilised including the team drone and operator. The drone was used to help locate the walkers and guide the team to a suitable position. Once this was done a rope system was set up from above. A single rescuer was lowered down the gully to one of the walkers, who was then equipped with a harness and helmet, attached to the rope and both lowered to safer ground, the process being repeated for the second walker. That party then made their way off the fell, while the belaying party above stripped out the belays and made their way off the hill with that equipment plus the 250m of rope that had been used. Once back at base the equipment was checked and replenished and then the team gratefully consumed a large quantity of pizza which has been ordered by the Team Leader.

 

40. Sty Head - Alert - 07:57 Tue 29th Jun 2021

The Team Leader was alerted about a male with an ankle injury near the stretcher box at Sty Head tarn. Once the location was confirmed the job was handed over to Keswick MRT who kindly took control of the incident. They called in helicopter support and the casualty was flown to the hospital for treatment. Thanks to Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team, as well as Coastguard R199 for helping us out during such a busy period.

 

41. Hardknott Pass - Full Callout - 14:16 Tue 29th Jun 2021

The team was called out by the ambulance service to assist with a gentleman with a back injury on Hardknott Pass. Team members assisted by putting the casualty onto a stretcher and into one of our own vehicles. The gentleman was then transferred to the ambulance at the bottom of the pass for transport to the hospital.

 

42. Boat How - Full Callout - 17:22 Tue 29th Jun 2021

The team was alerted of a group of 24 teenagers and two adults lost near Boat How. Contact with the group was not possible and the initial location from the phone signal was inconclusive. Later in the evening, another call came in about six of the same group who were still on the mountain. Cockermouth MRT was alerted as the situation developed. The team started to search the route up to Beck Head and Duddon and Furness MRT and the Coastguard were called for assistance. The group was found safe and well by team members near Beck Head. At this point, the Duddon team and the helicopter were stood down and the group was escorted off the fell to Wasdale Head. A big thanks to all other MR teams involved and Rescue 936 for their assistance.

 

43. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 13:10 Thu 1st Jul 2021

A call came in about a lady with a broken arm close to the summit of Scafell Pike. Because of the location of the casualty and fatigue of team members after so many jobs the Coastguard helicopter assisted as well as Duddon MRT. The lady was airlifted to hospital for further treatment. We wish her a speedy recovery. Thanks to Rescue 199 and Duddon MRT- again !

 

44. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 19:31 Mon 5th Jul 2021

We were alerted by North West Ambulance Service about a male who was struggling to walk because of a severe cramp. He was able to make slow progress with frequent rests and was concerned about getting off the hill before nightfall. The team who were already crag training in Eskdale were mobilised and met the walker partway down the Brown Tongue path. After some food and water, he was able to walk down.

 

45. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:49 Wed 7th Jul 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a male who was struggling to walk because of an ankle injury. It was not thought to be fractured and after some pain relief, he was able to walk down with assistance from his family. Thanks once again to Duddon and Furness team for their assistance.

 

46. Bigrigg - Full Callout - 11:16 Sun 11th Jul 2021

We were alerted by North West Ambulance Service about a walker who had fainted and needed transporting from a field to the roadside. In the event, the team were not needed as the casualty was at the roadside when the team arrived.

 

47. Lingmell Nose - Full Callout - 18:57 Tue 13th Jul 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who was experiencing chest pains and struggling to breathe normally. He was treated at the scene and stretchered of to a waiting ambulance.

 

48. Scar Lathing, Upper Eskdale - Full Callout - 00:43 Thu 15th Jul 2021

A call came in from Cumbria Police about a male feeling unwell near Scar Lathing, upper Eskdale. Because of the nature of the medical condition, remote location and low number of available team members the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 936 kindly assisted, a big thanks for this! This saved us having to call other teams out at such a busy time. The gent was found by Jess and her handler as the helicopter arrived in the area. After a medical assessment by the aircraft Paramedic the casualty was flown to the bottom of Hardknott Pass to be taken to hospital by his friends. We hope the gent has a speedy recovery.

 

49. Yewbarrow - Full Callout - 10:50 Sun 18th Jul 2021

Cumbria Police alerted the Team Leader of 2 people that had taken a 20 metre fall off the Stirrup Crag area of Yewbarrow. This was reported to the police by two different passing walkers. Because of the known severity of the terrain and reported possible serious injuries the Coastguard helicopter, which has winching capabilities, was requested. Two Air Ambulances were scrambled as well because of the number of casualties. The teams made their way, on foot as quickly as possible, to the casualty site. On arrival, the helicopter doctors and paramedics had stabilised the two casualties as much as possible. The team prepared the area for the arrival of Rescue 199 (Coastguard) which winched the two people up and transferred them to the hospital for further treatment. We hope the gent and lady have a speedy recovery. This was fantastic multi-agency working, especially between the three helicopter crews. Thanks to them all for responding quickly.

 

50. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 20:05 Sun 18th Jul 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who reported an ankle injury. He was given pain relief and helped to walk down as the injury was not thought to be a fracture.

 

51. Great Gable - Full Callout - 00:37 Sun 25th Jul 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 3 walkers who were stuck on bad ground on their descent from Great Gable. “Phonefind” put their location in or near Great Hell Gate but erring on the side of caution, extra resources were called for in case it turned out to be a crag rescue. The walkers were able to walk off with assistance. Many thanks to the RAF and Duddon and Furness for their assistance.

 

52. Hollowstones, Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 15:38 Thu 29th Jul 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police to say shouts for help were reported by some walkers on the Hollowstones section of the Scafell Pike path. The shouts appeared to come from the Scafell side of the hill. Two team members were deployed to do a hasty search, but before they started, a message was received to say the party who had been shouting had been located safe and well. They had lost the path in the mist. Thank you to the fellow walkers who went to look for them and made sure they were safe.

 

53. Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike - Alert - 22:45 Sat 31st Jul 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who had got lost near the summit of Scafell Pike. The Team Leader was able to pinpoint their location using Phonefind and advised them to walk back up to the top in the hope of meeting other walkers who could help them down. Fortunately, this turned out to be the case and they arrived back in the valley around 0440 the following morning. As requested, they let the police know they were off the hill safe and well.

 

54. Broad Crag - Full Callout - 15:26 Sun 1st Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a knee injury on Broad Crag, (Scafell Pike). As a stretcher carry from there is particularly long, potentially dangerous, and difficult in any direction, air assistance was requested. The casualty was airlifted to hospital by Helimed 08 as team members were starting to arrive on scene. Thank you again to Duddon and Furness and Helimed 08 for your assistance.

 

55. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 17:01 Mon 2nd Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a knee injury on the lakeshore path on Wastwater. The team had already planned a training exercise that evening using the boat in that area, and practicing extrication on the steep boulder fields. The couple had been advised by more than one group that it was a suitable cycling route – we would disagree! – see photos. However, the injury was not sustained whilst cycling. The casualty was treated and transported across the lake by boat to a waiting ambulance.

 

56. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 13:04 Tue 3rd Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained an ankle injury on Scafell Pike. A Wasdale MRT Team Leader had come across the casualty on their descent. The casualty was treated at the scene and stretchered down to Brackenclose to be taken to hospital by ambulance. We hope the casualty has a speedy recovery.

 

57. Pikes Crag, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:51 Wed 4th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had attempted to take a more direct route up Scafell Pike via Pikes Crag and became stuck on steep ground. He was unhurt. Helicopter assistance was requested to help lift up a crag team and a large amount of heavy equipment, as a full crag rescue might have been needed. 4 Duddon and Furness and 2 Wasdale team members were lifted up with R199 with the equipment. Other members made their way to the bottom of the crag, also with a large amount of equipment, to act as spotters and a receiving party. Fortunately, a Duddon and Furness team member who was lowered down to the casualty was able to equip him with a harness and helmet, before being assisted back up relatively easily to the top of the crag. We all walked back down and were met by members of both teams who further assisted with carrying the equipment back down to the vehicles. Thank you to Duddon and Furness and R199 for making a busy week a lot easier!

 

58. Scafell - Full Callout - 17:24 Sun 8th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who were unsure of the way off Scafell and one had a sore ankle. Initially, 2 team members were asked to deploy with warm clothing and a bivvy shelter as it was stated that the person with the sore ankle could walk down. Also the description of the location did not tally with the phone-find. Subsequent information received then stated that the person could not walk down so a full team call out was initiated. However, the walkers did manage to get themselves down and were met near Brackenclose by team members.

 

59. Scafell Pike - Alert - 20:45 Sun 8th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 5 walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike, one had cramp and was unable to walk. They had a tent which they rested in for a couple of hours and were then able to make their way back to Borrowdale with guidance from the Team Leader.

 

60. Wastwater - Full Callout - 14:10 Thu 12th Aug 2021

The Team Leader was alerted by Cumbria Police of two swimmers in Wast Water struggling in the water. As the team was being mobilised the police reported that all was well and the swimmers had made it safely back to shore. A good outcome.

 

61. Fell End, Eskdale - Alert - 22:29 Thu 12th Aug 2021

A call came in from the police about reported torch lights above Fisherground campsite, Eskdale. After some investigation by the Team Leader it was quickly established that all was well. The torch lights were from a group of three people making their way back to the campsite off the fell above. A well intentioned call from a concerned camper.

 

62. Muncaster Fell - Full Callout - 16:00 Tue 17th Aug 2021

We were tasked by North West Ambulance Service to attend to a lady with a lower leg injury. The team medics stabilised the casualty, gave pain relief and with the rest of the team, stretchered her to a waiting air ambulance. She was flown to hospital for further treatment. Thanks to Helimed 58 for their assistance. We hope the lady has a speedy recovery.

 

63. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:40 Thu 19th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who appeared to have had a type of seizure on the way down from Scafell Pike. When the team arrived, he was given food and fluid. After assessment by the team medics, he was able to walk the short distance to the car park, with assistance from family and team members. We were met by an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.

 

64. Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 19:11 Sat 21st Aug 2021

The team were alerted by Cumbria Police about a group of 8 who were lost when descending Scafell Pike. After several conversations with the group the Team Leader gave a bearing for them to follow and sent a small team to intercept them. This decision was mainly taken because of the high water levels up the valley due to so much rain. The conditions were very challenging. The group were located and then escorted back to their cars at the bottom of Hardknott Pass.

 

65. Broad Stand, Scafell - Full Callout - 20:28 Sat 21st Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who were cragfast. A passer-by had raised the alarm having heard shouts, but because of the lack of visibility in the mist, the location was uncertain. There was also a report of an ankle injury. Two team members were asked to go to Mickledore to try and make contact and the remaining team members started the ascent up to the top of Scafell with a large amount of ropes and crag gear, plus personal safety equipment. 10 Duddon and Furness team members attended, they split into 2 groups, 1 party taking more equipment and first aid up to the top of the crag and the others taking more ropes, the stretcher, casualty bag, vacuum mattress, wheel and frame up to Mickledore, ready to receive the casualties. Rope systems were set up at the top of the crag to safeguard the rescuers. The party were on Broad Stand – definitely not the way off! – and one of our accident black spots - they were located and reached with difficulty. The casualty with the injured ankle was assessed and they were then lowered down to Mickledore on ropes. The casualty with the ankle injury tried walking but a stretcher carry proved quicker. All were off the hill by 08.42 on 22nd, then team members drove back to their respective bases, then home, a 10am finish for some. Huge thanks to Duddon and Furness team for their assistance in miserable conditions.

 

66. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:13 Wed 25th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a lady who had slipped and was unable to bear weight due to a painful ankle injury. On reaching the scene, the Team Casualty Carers gave pain relief before applying a vacuum splint. She was then transported by team stretcher to Brackenclose where members of her walking party were able to transport her to further care. We wish the lady a swift recovery.

 

67. Stony Tarn, Eskdale - Full Callout - 13:59 Fri 27th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a back injury after a slip. Given the potential for a serious injury and the fact that it would have been an uncomfortable stretcher carry over awkward ground, air support was requested. Helimed 58 air ambulance attended and took the casualty down to the valley, the team walked down with the other family members. Many thanks to GNAAS for their assistance. We hope the walker has a speedy recovery.

 

68. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:15 Sat 28th Aug 2021

We were alerted by North West Ambulance Service regarding a 10-year-old boy who had unfortunately lost his footing, flipped over, and then bumped his head whilst on the main tourist path. Any head injury is potentially serious so air assets were quickly called to effect a swift evacuation. Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 from Prestwick and Helimed 58 responded. Team members packaged the casualty into a vacuum mattress and stretcher before working with the Coastguard helicopter winch-man to prepare for the winch. Once winched into the helicopter the casualty was flown to hospital. Many thanks to R199 and H58 for attending and also to the large number of people who waited patiently whilst the helicopter operations took place. Video of helicopter operations We wish the young man a quick recovery and hope to see him and his family back on the fells soon.

 

69. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 20:30 Sat 28th Aug 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had had a fit on the descent from Scafell Pike. On arrival on scene, team members administered first aid and stretchered him off the hill to a waiting ambulance. He was then taken to hospital.

 

70. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 16:23 Fri 3rd Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police of a gentleman who had taken a small fall on the Corridor Route when descending Scafell Pike. He had a nasty head injury and suspected dislocated knee, this initial medical information was reported to the team leader by a passing doctor. Because of the nature of injuries, location and time of day a Coastguard helicopter was requested. Rescue 199 from Prestwick kindly attended and winched the casualty on board and off to Carlisle hospital for further treatment. Thanks to Rescue 199 for their assistance, we hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery.

 

71. Skew Gill, Great End - Alert - 17:20 Sat 4th Sep 2021

A call came in of a gentleman with head and leg injuries after a fall on the Corridor Route (again). He was in a group of eight. After several phone conversations with the Team Leader the group took it upon themselves to walk off towards Stockley Bridge. The casualty was advised to make their own way to hospital to get checked over once safely off the hill. The group kindly informed the Team Leader when they were back at their car.

 

72. Hollowstones, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:05 Mon 6th Sep 2021

We were alerted by North West Ambulance Service about a walker who had taken a 10ft fall and had significant bleeding from a head injury. In view of this, air support was requested and Helimed 58 attended. However, the casualty site was in cloud so the aircraft could not land nearby. The casualty was treated at the scene. Eventually, with low cloud still posing problems, and with the casualty able to walk off with assistance, the helimed stood down and the casualty was helped off the hill.

 

73. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Alert - 20:37 Mon 6th Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. The Team Leader was able to talk them off the hill without calling the team out.

 

74. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 02:16 Sat 11th Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who had got split up from the rest of the party in wet, misty conditions near the top of Scafell Pike. They failed to return to the valley. It was not possible to speak to them, so a search was initiated due to concerns over the health of one of the walkers. “Phonefind” gave us a location at 07.45, team members were nearby and found the walkers tired, cold and wet but otherwise OK. They managed to walk off back to Brackenclose. Many thanks to RAF Leeming for their assistance.

 

75. Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:43 Tue 14th Sep 2021

Two walkers were reported as lost on Scafell Pike. The team leader contacted them and the walkers reported that they had met some other walkers and were being guided down by them. The team was stood down.

 

76. Wastwater Screes - Alert - 11:46 Wed 15th Sep 2021

The team was contacted by Cumbria Police following reports of shouts for help possibly above Wastwater screes. The team leader made some enquiries to obtain more information. The team was later stood down: a well intentioned false alarm.

 

77. Uldale - Full Callout - 14:02 Wed 15th Sep 2021

The team was contacted about a student on a school walk, with a medical condition in Uldale, close to Dent fell. The North West Air Ambulance was in attendance and gave appropriate medical care. The team carried the casualty a short distance to the helicopter prior to being flown to hospital. Thanks again to our colleagues in NWAA!

 

78. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 20:45 Wed 15th Sep 2021

In the third call of the day, we were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who were struggling to complete the descent from Scafell Pike due to exhaustion and twisted ankles. After pain relief and some sustenance they were able to walk off slowly.

 

79. Scafell Pike - Alert - 14:19 Sat 18th Sep 2021

The team was alerted to a person suffering cramp on the Scafell Pike path. The team leader contacted the person and they managed to make their own way of the hill.

 

80. Woolworth Boulder, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:35 Sun 19th Sep 2021

The team was called out to an ankle injury between the Woolworth boulder and Mickledore. Medical treatment was given and the casualty was stretchered down Brown Tongue and then Lingmell Nose. The casualty was later taken by ambulance to hospital.

 

81. Wasdale Head - Alert - 12:38 Tue 21st Sep 2021

The team received a call that a person was suffering an epileptic fit at Wasdale Head, and that team resources were possibly required. After some enquiries, the team leader was advised that the casualty was safely off the hill and in an ambulance. The team was stood down.

 

82. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 18:38 Tue 21st Sep 2021

A call was received that a party of four was on the Wastwater screes path and that one person had a medical condition that required treatment. The team was deployed along the path on foot and across the lake at Cross Walls. The boat was launched and the crew picked up the party to transfer them to Cross Walls, prior to medical treatment.

 

83. Middle Fell - Limited Callout - 21:23 Wed 22nd Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police regarding two walkers and a dog lost on Middle Fell. They had missed the path in failing light and got into difficult ground. They were found by search dog Jess. A painful ascent (due to gorse!) was then made up to easier ground, before walking off the hill.

 

84. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Alert - 10:55 Sun 26th Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about two walkers lost on Scafell Pike, one possibly with a medical problem. It was not possible to make contact. When text messages were eventually received, the lost people phoned to say they had met up with others and were walking down, so no action required.

 

85. Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:00 Sun 26th Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 8 walkers lost near the top of Scafell Pike. Whilst gathering information, it transpired they had met up with others and were walking down, so no action required.

 

86. Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike - - 18:07 Sun 26th Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 6 walkers lost near the top of Scafell Pike, one with cramp. Whilst gathering information, it transpired they had met up with a local walker and were walking down, so no further action was required from the team.

 

87. Beck Head, Great Gable - Callout - 16:00 Wed 29th Sep 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a walker who had sustained a leg injury on the Beck Head path on Great Gable. It was not possible to speak to either the informant or the casualty as a storm earlier in the week damaged much of the communications infrastructure in the valley. The team mobilised and met the casualty in the fields at the bottom of Gavel Neese, having hobbled off the hill. He was assessed, given pain relief and met by friends at the farm. Thanks to Duddon and Furness team for their assistance. We wish the walker a swift recovery.

 

88. Blea Tarn, Eskdale - Alert - 17:18 Fri 1st Oct 2021

The Team Leader was alerted about a lost male who was descending Scafell Pike. The Phonefind put him close to Blea Tarn in Eskdale. After several chats on the phone it was possible to ‘talk and walk’ him off without having to mobilise the team. This was good news as quite a lot of team members were at the base having a BBQ at the time!

 

89. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:55 Sat 2nd Oct 2021

Saturday 2nd October brought extreme weather conditions and a spate of rescues for Wasdale MRT supported by Duddon and Furness MRT and Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199. A total of five callouts were taken by the Team Leader from Cumbria Police in a matter of hours, the first at 1255 and then a further four between 1554 and 1715 that afternoon. Cumbria Police alerted the team of a female with a reported broken wrist, sustained in a fall whilst descending Scafell Pike. The team were mobilised and the lady was intercepted by two team members close to Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale. She was escorted to the road where she made her own way to hospital with her friend.

 

90. Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike - Alert - 15:54 Sat 2nd Oct 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police regarding a walker who had split up from his family near the summit of Scafell Pike and failed to make it back to Wasdale valley. The police received a further message a little after 5pm to say he was safe and at the Woolpack Inn in Eskdale.

 

91. Whin Rigg - Full Callout - 16:30 Sat 2nd Oct 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about two walkers who were cragfast on steep dangerous ground on Whin Rigg. They had tried to avoid a loose section on the lakeshore path, and ended up ascending to within 70m of the top of the hill. Team members tried to gain access from above but it was considered too dangerous due to the loose terrain, so they walked round and down to the lake shore and ascended from there. They were joined by Duddon and Furness MRT team members with more ropes and crag kit. Once on scene, the casualties were roped up and a little progress was made. However, once again, it was considered too risky because of the danger of falling rocks and boulders, so a helicopter with winching capability was requested. Fortuitously the cloud and rain which had been around for most of the day lifted enough to allow the helicopter to fly. The two walkers were winched, but the crew then stated it was too dangerous for the helicopter to lift team members due to the proximity of a buttress, loose ground and wind conditions. So they departed and team members retraced their steps down the hill. Very many thanks to both Duddon and Furness MRT and Rescue 199 for their help in a very challenging situation.https://en-gb.facebook.com/WasdaleMRT/videos/246747034089162/

 

92. Styhead Path, Great Gable - Full Callout - 16:40 Sat 2nd Oct 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police regarding three walkers plus a dog who reported themselves lost and cragfast on their descent from Scafell Pike. It was not possible to get a location from “phonefind” but the eastings and northings from the 999 call put the party on the edge of Piers Gill. Team members made their way with ropes and crag kit to this location up and over Lingmell Col, avoiding river crossings, as the rivers were impassable due to the torrential rain. The team were unable to find anybody. They searched down as far as the Greta Gill/Piers Gill junction with no success. Greta Gill was impassable so they retraced their steps back over Lingmell Col. At this point, phonefind worked and put the party below the Sty Head path near Toad How. Duddon and Furness team members went to their location, warmed them up and walked them down.

 

93. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 17:15 Sat 2nd Oct 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about two walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. It was not possible to make contact with them. Team members who were on the hill on the Piers Gill incident were asked to keep a look out for them. Some time later, a call was picked up by a police force outside Cumbria and the eastings and northings from the 999 call put the walkers on Mickledore. Two team members were diverted from the Piers Gill incident when it became apparent that the lost group from that incident were not in fact in the area, and the two walkers were found unhurt at Mickledore. They were warmed up and walked down. They had descended into Eskdale, tried to walk out but were stopped by high water levels at a river junction, so had to walk back.

 

94. Ulverston - Limited Callout - 14:10 Mon 4th Oct 2021

The team’s search dog Jess and handler were requested to support Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team in a search for a missing person in the Ulverston area last week. On this occasion nothing was found.

 

95. Dunnerdale, Ulverston - Limited Callout - 10:00 Tue 5th Oct 2021

The following day the areas were extended and searched by a number of Lake District MR teams. Wasdale team were tasked to search two areas close to to Turner Hall Farm in Dunnerdale. Shortly after completing the first area, the good news was received that the missing person had been located in the Langdale valley, and the team were stood down. Thanks to Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team for the pies that were gratefully consumed back at their base.

 

96. Red Gill, Scafell - Full Callout - 11:45 Wed 6th Oct 2021

The team responded to two separate serious incidents and tragically they both happened on Wednesday 6th October. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two walkers who sadly lost their lives and also to the members of the public that were involved. This is the first of those incidents.

 

97. Middle Fell - Alert - 12:37 Wed 6th Oct 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about a dog which appeared to be in distress on Middle Fell. The caller was concerned that the dog’s owner may have fallen and injured themselves. They were not able to see anyone. After enquiries, it was thought to be a hound dog from the local hound trail group which had been in the area at the time. False alarm with good intent.

 

98. Scafell Pike Summit, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:36 Wed 6th Oct 2021

The team responded to two separate serious incidents and tragically they both happened on Wednesday 6th October. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the two walkers who sadly lost their lives and also to the members of the public that were involved. This is the second of those incidents. Our thanks to Duddon and Furness MRT and to Keswick MRT who responded throughout this period with additional team members and to the Cockermouth MRT who also offered their support. Thanks also to the Great North Air Ambulance crew, the North West Ambulance Service and the two Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopters from Caernarfon and Prestwick.  

 

99. Piers Gill, Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:35 Sat 9th Oct 2021

We were alerted by Cumbria Police about 2 walkers who were lost on Scafell Pike. Phonefind put them at the top of Piers Gill. They were talked off the hill by the Team Leader without the team having to deploy.