Incidents Between 1st January 2019 and 13th November 2019

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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. Seathwaite Fell - Alert - Sun 10th Mar 2019

The team was contacted about a party requiring assistance on Seathwaite Fell. No response was required from the team.

 

11. 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.

 

12. Wastwater Screes - Limited Callout - 15:09 Wed 20th Mar 2019

The team received a call from Cumbria Police on Wednesday 20th March reporting 2x adults with dog stuck on the boulder field area at the bottom of Wasdale screes. One person had taken a small stumble fall and sustained injuries to their head and knee. A small group of team members located the people and dog, gave first aid and escorted them safely back to their vehicle.

 

13. Lingmell - Full Callout - 18:27 Wed 10th Apr 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who reported themselves crag fast whilst ascending the fell from Wasdale. Using PhoneFind their position was established as being on the West Face of Lingmell, overlooking Wasdale Head Inn. A team member who was in the area went to the scene and helped to escort the 2 walkers up to the main path. They were then walked down the fell being joined by other team members along the way.

 

14. Ill Crag - Full Callout - 15:02 Tue 23rd Apr 2019

Weather: Clear and sunny. The team was called this afternoon for a lone female walker, lost and crag fast. Her position was quickly identified by Phonefind and she was contacted by mobile phone. Having no map, compass or mountain experience and being too scared to move, in a complex area of steep ground, it was decided to make a full call out to retrieve her. She was found by two team members and helped back onto safer ground. Then, with assistance from the rest of the team, was walked back down to Wasdale Head.

 

15. Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:30 Sun 28th Apr 2019

Full Callout, Scafell Pike Path, Lingmell Col We were called by NWAS about a walker who had slipped whilst ascending Scafell Pike on the main path near Lingmell Col sustaining a blow to their head and arm / hand injuries. The team was out training in the nearby Red Gill area on Scafell and team members were soon on scene. The casualty was assessed and then packaged for the journey down to Brackenclose by stretcher before being handed on to the NWAS ambulance.

 

16. Broad Crag - Limited Callout - 14:17 Wed 1st May 2019

We were called by police about 2 walkers who had become lost somewhere on Scafell Pike. Using "phonefind" technology, their location was pinpointed as Broad Crag, on steep craggy round to the north of the summit. A small group of team members found them and assisted them off the bad ground, safeguarded by ropes. They then walked down to Wasdale with the team members.

 

17. Upper Eskdale - Alert - 07:49 Fri 3rd May 2019

Team called this morning about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst on a walk up Scafell Pike. Their position was established using PhoneFind and then they were given directions to enable them to make their own way off the fell. They were later met by a team member on a walk who helped them back to the road.

 

18. Christcliffe, Eskdale - Full Callout - 16:46 Thu 9th May 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who'd slipped whilst descending a path above Christcliffe Farm in Eskdale, felt their knee 'pop' and could no longer walk. The casualty was assessed at the scene, pain relief was given and the leg splinted and then they were carried down to the road by stretcher.

 

19. Unknown Location - Alert - Tue 21st May 2019

An alert on 21st May

 

20. Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 12:09 Wed 22nd May 2019

The team was called out to assist a walker who had broken her wrist on Scafell Pike, above Broad Crag Col. The team splinted the arm and helped her walk down to Wasdale Head.

 

21. Upper Eskdale - Limited Callout - 17:19 Sun 26th May 2019

Team called this evening for 2 walkers who reported themselves lost and struggling to make progress after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was determined by PhoneFind as being at the very top of Eskdale and they were given some directions to start making their own way off the fell whilst team members walked up to meet them.

 

22. Esk Hause - Alert - 18:46 Thu 30th May 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who’d torn their quad muscle and could no longer walk. Due to their position and intended location the call was passed to Keswick MRT to deal with.

 

23. Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:28 Sat 1st Jun 2019

The team was called this evening for a walker who'd slipped on damp stones on the Brown Tongue path injuring their ankle and unable to weight bear. The injury was assessed on scene, splinted and then the casualty was carried down to Brackenclose. Weather : Overcast

 

24. Great Gable - Alert - 21:52 Sun 2nd Jun 2019

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself lost and exhausted after returning from a walk up Scafell Pike. Location information from his phone call suggested the walker was just below Gable Crag and in Cockermouth Team's area so the incident was passed on to them.

 

25. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 23:50 Mon 3rd Jun 2019

Team called by Police about a walker reported missing from a trip up Scafell Pike. As the walker was on their own a search was mounted over night to try to locate them. Team members from Wasdale and Duddon teams searched areas around Scafell Pike. Around 0600 the Duddon team made a find under Chambers Crag on the east face of Scafell Pike. Due to the difficult location further support was requested and the Cockermouth Team also joined the rescue along with the Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon. Unfortunately the walker did not survive their injuries and are thoughts are with their family and friends.

 

26. Lords Rake, Scafell - Full Callout - 18:06 Wed 5th Jun 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves crag fast after loosing the route on Lord's Rake and getting into steep ground. Their location was determine using PhoneFind. Team members then went to the location and using ropes extricated them from the crag and then walked back down to Wasdale.

 

27. Penny Hill, Eskdale - Full Callout - 20:51 Sat 8th Jun 2019

Team called this evening for a walker who'd taken a tumble off a crag and sustained leg and pelvic injuries. NWAS Paramedics were already on scene providing casualty care. Team members helped to package the casualty and then move them down the slope to where the Coastguard Helicopter was waiting to take the casualty to hospital.

 

28. Muncaster Fell - Full Callout - 12:46 Tue 11th Jun 2019

Team called this afternoon to support NWAS with a cyclist who’d become unwell whilst on the Eskdale trail. First responders and paramedics were already on scene. The team carried the casualty the short distance to the waiting ambulance.

 

29. Slight Side, Scafell - Limited Callout - 20:05 Fri 14th Jun 2019

Team called this evening for 3 walkers who'd reported themselves lost after a walk on Scafell Pike. Their position was established using PhoneFine as being between Slight Side and High Scarth Crag. They were given some directions over the phone to start making their way off the mountain and were then met by team members near Taw House in Eskdale.

 

30. St Bees Head - Full Callout - 10:29 Thu 27th Jun 2019

We were called by NWAS to assist in moving a casualty who had slipped whilst descending the cliff top path at St Bees and injured their ankle. In view of the location Whitehaven Coastguard also attended and both teams carried the casualty down to the waiting ambulance for the journey to hospital.

 

31. Seathwaite Fell - Alert - 21:45 Sat 29th Jun 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who reported they were struggling to make progress descending Seathwaite Fell. As this was on Keswick Team's patch we passed the incident over but continued to provide support. 

 

32. Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:55 Thu 4th Jul 2019

Team called this afternoon for a walker who'd slipped whilst descending from Scafell Pike summit towards Broad Crag Col and injured their upper arm. In view of the location high on the mountain the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called as was the Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick. The casualty was treated on scene and given analgesia before being carried down Broad Crag scree and then down below the cloud to the waiting helicopter for the journey to hospital.

 

33. Sty Head - Full Callout - 19:06 Sat 6th Jul 2019

We were called by Police about an elderly walker who was struggling to make progress whilst descending from Scafell Pike and requested assistance to get off the mountain. The walker had got as far as Sty Head before stopping. On arrival the team assessed the situation and then after a brief go at walking it was determined it would be quicker progress in the stretcher and the walker was carried back down to Gavel Neese.

 

34. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 14:19 Sun 7th Jul 2019

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who'd become stuck whilst walking on the Wasdale Screes path. Team members made their way to the walkers location on foot from the pump house end of the lake to make first contact. The group had split into 2, with one party making it through the boulder field who were walked back to a team vehicle. The second party was still in the boulder field and the rescue boat was launched and then took the walkers and team members across the lake and back to the road.

 

35. Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 15:17 Sat 13th Jul 2019

Team called by Police about a walker who was reported to have difficulty breathing whilst descending Scafell Pike via Mickledore. The coastguard helicopter from Prestwick was already in the area after delivering some equipment from a previous incident and was on scene quickly. The casualty was winched aboard for the journey to hospital.

 

36. Wastwater - Full Callout - 16:27 Sat 13th Jul 2019

As we were returning from the Mickledore incident a further call came from NWAS about a swimmer who reported feeling dizzy after getting out of Wast Water. Team was quickly on scene and provided medical treatment before a land ambulance arrived and the casualty was handed over to NWAS paramedics.

 

37. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 18:13 Mon 15th Jul 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who’d become crag fast whilst attempting to descend the Wasdale Screes from Whin Rigg summit and become stuck on a ledge overlooking Great Gully. The walker’s location was determined using a mix of PhoneFind and a spotter. It was particularly difficult to get access to the walker’s location and around 150m of rope was fixed to safeguard the approach up steep heather and broken rock. Crag specialists from Duddon and Furness Team were also called to help provide extra support. Once above the walker a belay was fixed on trees and then team members descended to the walkers location. The walker was lowered off the crag using 100m ropes then team members stripped out as much gear as possible and abseiled down to the base of the gully. This was a long and difficult rescue.

 

38. Scafell - Full Callout - 16:44 Wed 17th Jul 2019

Team called this afternoon for a group who reported one of their party was becoming exhausted and showing the early signs of hypothermia. In the end the group managed to provide their own shelter and got the walker moving again. They were met by team members on their descent, just above the Burnmoor Tarn path having made it down unaided.

 

39. Broad Crag - Limited Callout - 16:58 Thu 18th Jul 2019

The team responded to assist a walker who had become lost in low cloud after summiting Scafell Pike. Their location was established as being on Broad Crag using PhoneFind, and the decision was made to send a Limited Team Callout to walk them back down as they were unable to relocate the path. We were happily surprised to find they also had a friendly dog wearing the team colours, who appreciated being carried down after a long day!

 

40. Little Hell Gate, Napes - Alert - 13:50 Sat 20th Jul 2019

The team responded to an alert of two walkers who had become lost on difficult ground when the visibility decreased. They were located using PhoneFind and were able to be talked back down to the path on the phone, they could then bring themselves down to the valley. No members were needed to be deployed for this incident.

 

41. Burnmoor Tarn - Full Callout - 17:26 Sat 20th Jul 2019

After training with R199 during the afternoon, the team had to request the same crew for an incident near Burnmoor Tarn. We responded to reports of an unwell person near the lodge and used our 4x4 vehicles to get as close as possible. The casualty was in a high level of pain. Our teams Casualty Carers used analgesia to make them more comfortable, but due to the nature of the medical condition, it was still unsuitable to stretcher them off of the hill due to the amount of pain the position would have caused. Because of this, R199 was requested and attended the incident, taking the casualty to hospital.

 

42. Eel Tarn, Eskdale - Alert - 18:41 Sun 21st Jul 2019

We were called by our colleagues at Duddon Team about a group of 3 walkers who'd reported themselves lost after descending Scafell Pike. Originally the 999 call was fielded in IOM and it took a while for it to get to the right area. The PhoneFind from the Duddon leader put the group near Eel Tarn in Eskdale and he provided directions for them to make their own way down without team involvement.

 

43. Upper Eskdale - Full Callout - 15:28 Tue 23rd Jul 2019

We were alerted by Cumbria Police after a Personal Locator Beacon was triggered at the falls in the upper Esk valley. The team was called out to investigate and stood down en-route when it was determined that it was a false alarm, and all was well with the group.

 

44. Wastwater - Full Callout - 15:19 Thu 25th Jul 2019

We were contacted by Cumbria Police after shouts for help reported by an anonymous caller from the lakeshore. 2 kayakers were on dry land on the far side of the lake, one had been seen to be in the water. Neither had a buoyancy aid. The team responded along with 4 Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service appliances, at least one ambulance and 2 police vehicles. Another group of kayakers had gone very close to them, they did not ask for help and looking through binoculars, they did not seem to  be in distress. Whilst CFRS were getting their boat ready, a member of the public paddled across and escorted them back. No injuries and no treatment required.

 

45. Gable Crag, Great Gable - Limited Callout - 16:19 Sat 27th Jul 2019

We were called by our colleague from Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers who'd become lost whilst descending Great Gable. Using Sarloc The walkers location was determined to be on the Ennerdale Face of Great Gable near Beck Head. A small group of Wasdale Members who'd been supporting the Lingmell Dash fell race went up to the location and helped to re-warm the walkers before the Cockermouth Members arrived who walked them back to Honister.

 

46. Scafell Pike - Alert - 19:25 Sat 27th Jul 2019

We were called by Police about 4 younger walkers who were reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. Whilst enquiries were being made they phoned in to say they were making their own way back to Wasdale Head in a taxi and we stood down.

 

47. Oliver Gill, Eskdale - Limited Callout - 21:22 Sat 27th Jul 2019

Soon after the previous incident closed we were called again by Police about 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending Scafell Pike. They had descended into Eskdale and then contoured round the side of Scafell to try to get back to Wasdale Head before becoming benighted near Oliver Gill. Their position was determined using PhoneFind and then a small team went on the fell to get to their position, re-warm and then walk them back to Wasdale Head.

 

48. Kinniside Common, Cold Fell - Limited Callout - 21:50 Sun 28th Jul 2019

We were called by our colleagues in Cockermouth Team about 2 walkers reporting themselves stuck whilst trying to walk back from Ennerdale. Using PhoneFind it was determined that they were on Tongue How, which is just inside the Wasdale area. A small team went onto the fell to locate the 2 walkers and then help them back to the Cold Fell road.

 

49. Foxes Tarn, Scafell - Alert - 23:22 Sun 28th Jul 2019

We were called by police late last night about a wild camper who had not made contact with his girlfriend as expected. He had intending to camp in the Foxes tarn, Scafell area and walk out today, Monday,  having a swim in Wastwater on the way. After a discussion with the police and his girlfriend, given that there was no mobile signal on much of his planned route the incident was closed without action. 

 

50. Scafell Pike - Alert - 18:29 Tue 30th Jul 2019

The team was contacted after two members of a walking party hadn't returned from a walk up Scafell Pike.  Just as the team leader was about to make contact to gather further information the informant re-contacted to police to say the rest of the party has turned up.

 

51. Scafell Pike - Alert - 00:13 Wed 31st Jul 2019

The team was called by Police in the early hours about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. The Police made a number of further enquiries by phone and also sent a patrol up the valley to see if the missing person's car could be found. In the end they were found safe & well at the Wasdale Head Inn and the call was a case of miscommunication and we were fortunately stood down

 

52. Straight Gill, Lingmell - Full Callout - 15:44 Sat 3rd Aug 2019

We were called by Police about a walker reporting himself crag fast whilst trying to ascend Scafell Pike. After further discussion it was determined that the walker was actually close to Straight Gill on the north face of Lingmell. Two team members who were already on the fell went to the location and confirmed his position and also stared to look for his companion who was not with the walker, but had subsequently made their own way back to Wasdale NT Campsite. In view of the possible difficulty getting the walker off the crag the Duddon Team were also called. On arriving at the top of Lingmell it was apparent it would be possible to scramble much of the way down to the walker and then bring them back up a side gully and team members started to descend to the location. At this point a second incident came in for 2 more walkers crag fast on Broad Stand. A mix of Wasdale and Duddon members descended the gully and after giving the walker a helmet and harness brought him back up to the top of Lingmell.

 

53. Broad Stand, Scafell - Limited Callout - 19:12 Sat 3rd Aug 2019

Whilst the Lingmell incident was ongoing we were called by Police about 2 further walkers reported crag fast on the ledge above Broad Stand. A mix of Wasdale and Duddon members went from Lingmell to Mickledore with further ropes and other equipment. The walkers were found on the ledge above the steep wall. They were first roped back up to the grassy bay before being lowered down the abseil point to Mickledore, then walked down to Wasdale.

 

54. Scafell Pike - Alert - 21:03 Mon 5th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. Whilst we were gathering details we got a phone call to say they were down, safe & well in the Woolpack in Eskdale, so we stood down.

 

55. Scafell - Alert - 05:14 Thu 8th Aug 2019

We were contacted by Cumbria Police after 2 walkers were reported overdue. As the team leader was trying to make contact with the missing people, the informant contacted the police to say the overdue walkers has reported in to say they were safe and well having spent the night on the hill. Once the walkers contacted the team leader to say they were off the hill the job was closed.

 

56. Scafell Pike - Alert - 20:43 Thu 8th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about a group of 5 walkers who were reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. They were given more time to make their way off which they managed to do and we stood down.

 

57. Scafell - Alert - 16:50 Sat 10th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting having problems finding the route down off Scafell summit. Their position was determined using PhoneFind. A team member was already on the fell on Scafell Pike summit and went across to Scafell where they found the 2 walkers then assisted them back down Green How to the cloud base from where they made their own way down to Wasdale.

 

58. Great Gable - Alert - 18:34 Mon 12th Aug 2019

We were called by Police about a party of 2 who’d split up with one continuing to the top of a fell (believed to be Great Gable) and the other waiting. For some reason they did not re unite on the fell and one of the walkers reported their companion missing. They were given more time to re-unite which they did around 80 mins later.

 

59. Hollowstones, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 18:11 Sat 17th Aug 2019

Team called to investigate shouts for help heard by parties descending Scafell Pike. With little initial information, 5 WMRT set off carrying shelter, first aid and crag gear. With many members away on holiday, we once again had to call in DFMRT to boost our numbers. As we made our way up the hill, more information began to come in, making it clear we were dealing with a 20 yr. old male who had taken a 5-10m tumble fall down what he thought was Lord’s Rake, on Scafell. He had sustained multiple (mostly minor) injuries most significant being a suspected broken ankle, but had managed to move/crawl to a position close to the main Scafell Pike path through Hollow Stones – a considerable distance from Lord’s Rake! He was treated initially by WMRT Casualty Carers and then a DFMRT doctor, before being stretchered off the hill.

 

60. Scafell Pike - Alert - 20:05 Sat 17th Aug 2019

As we were dealing with the incident in Hollowstones an alert came in from CUMPOL regarding 2 overdue “3 Peaks” walkers, missing from a party of 11. With hundreds of “3 Peaks” parties on the hill to potentially meet up with, we restricted our response to information gathering and continued with our main task. Fortunately, the 2 mispers were quickly located in an Eskdale hostelry, having descended into the wrong valley.

 

61. Green Hole, Upper Eskdale - Limited Callout - 20:23 Sun 18th Aug 2019

Team called for four lost walkers. They had set off from Langdale to climb Crinkle Crags. Their only map blew away in hill fog leaving them with no means of navigating. Unfortunately, they descended in the wrong direction and ended up on the Eskdale side of the mountain and they called 999. Their position was established from their phone call as near Churn How overlooking Green Hole and Lingcove Beck. They were contacted by the team leader and, with failing daylight, were advised to descend towards the beck and follow it downhill. A limited callout was made to enable a small team of 4 to meet them with extra lighting and escort them to the road head at Brotherilkeld, where a taxi was arranged to pick them up.

 

62. Lingmell - Limited Callout - 17:00 Thu 22nd Aug 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst descending from Scafell Pike. Using PhoneFind their position was determining as being on Lingmell Nose. They were given some directions over the phone by the Team Leader. However, after losing contact with the group for nearly two hours a limited callout was made to ensure that they were down safely. Whilst we were deploying they call in safe and well, off the hill.

 

63. Wasdale Head - Full Callout - 13:59 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.

 

64. Scafell Pike - Alert - 20:55 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.

 

65. Cross Walls, Wastwater - Full Callout - 18:45 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.

 

66. Hollowstones, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 20:26 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.

 

67. Great Gable - Limited Callout - 13:52 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.

 

68. Scafell Pike - Alert - 07:07 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.

 

69. Cold Fell - Alert - 19:13 Thu 5th Sep 2019

We were called by Police about reports of a walker struggling and exhausted. As we started to gather details we received further information to confirm the walker was now on the road and no longer needed assistance and we stood down.

 

70. Broad Crag Col, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:44 Sat 7th Sep 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who had slipped whilst descending to Broad Crag Col on the way up Scafell Pike injuring their ankle. A team member who was already on the fell went to the scene and assessed the injury. In view of the location high on Broad Crag assistance was called from the Coastguard Helicopter from Prestwick. The helicopter winch man provided pain relief and splinted the limb before winching abroad for the flight to hospital.

 

71. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 14:25 Thu 12th Sep 2019

We were called by Police about a walker and dog who reported themselves stuck whilst walking on the Wasdale Screes. Their position was determined using PhoneFind. Team members on foot arrived and helped to get them to the shore where they were picked up in the team's boat and taken back to the pump house.

 

72. Scafell Pike - Alert - 19:39 Sat 14th Sep 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. Whilst we were gathering details they phoned in to say they were safe & well and off the mountain and we stood down.

 

73. Scafell Pike - Alert - 20:17 Sat 21st Sep 2019

We were called by Police about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike after they became separated from their companion earlier in the afternoon. Team members checked pubs and spoke with the informant but later on the missing person turned up safe and well at the Wasdale Head Inn and we stood down.

 

74. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 17:51 Sun 22nd Sep 2019

We were called by Police about a family group who reported they'd become lost due to low cloud whilst descending Scafell Pike. Their position was determined to be on the wall at the top of Piers Gill using PhoneFind. They were given directions to start walking back up the wall towards Lingmell Col and team members went up the fell to meet them and help walk them down.

 

75. Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 21:31 Fri 27th Sep 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers on the 3 peaks challenge who'd become stuck at the top of Scafell Pike and unable to make their way down. Initially it was difficult to contact the walkers but after a team member visited Brackenclose and met the rest of their party it was possible to talk on the phone. It was initially hoped that other 3 peaks parties on the mountain would find them and help them off the hill but eventually 2 team members went up to the top and helped escort them down.

 

76. Wastwater Screes - Full Callout - 16:31 Sat 28th Sep 2019

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who'd become stuck on the large boulder field on the Wasdale Screes. They were located by a team member on foot then given a lift back to the pump house in the team boat.

 

77. Lords Rake, Scafell - Full Callout - 10:51 Sat 12th Oct 2019

We were called by NWAS about reports of 2 walkers hit by rockfall in Lords Rake, one sustaining a head injury and the other leg injuries. With the possibility of a serious incident the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick also attended and our colleagues in the Duddon and Furness Team were also contacted. Team members met the injured walkers in Hollowstones after they'd managed to make their own way down from Lords Rake. They were then evacuated to hospital by the Prestwick helicopter.

 

78. Mosedale - Alert - 17:02 Sat 12th Oct 2019

We were called by Police about a walker who was reported to have become detached from his group. With relatively few details to go on we gave the incident more time to develop and an hour later were called back to say the missing walker was now reunited with his group and we stood down.

 

79. Scafell Pike - Alert - 15:51 Sun 13th Oct 2019

Team called this afternoon by Police about a group of 3 walkers reporting themselves lost whilst trying to descend Scafell Pike. With the location information from the 999 call their position was determined to be on the ridge descending towards Broad Crag Col. The Team Leader provided directions over the phone and they then made their own way down off the fell.

 

80. High Scarth Crag, Eskdale - Limited Callout - 18:32 Mon 14th Oct 2019

Team called for 2 walkers who’d become stuck in the hill after dark. Their position was determined as being in the High Scarth Crag area of Scafell, below Slight Side using coordinates from their phone. A team then went on the fell to help escort them back to the valley. First test for the new radio repeater in Eskdale.

 

81. Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 03:05 Sun 20th Oct 2019

We were called by Police about a walker reporting themselves lost whilst out overnight on Scafell Pike. Initially the Team Leader tried to provide instructions over the phone but when they proved unsuccessful a team was sent on the fell to look for the missing walker. They were briefly joined by colleagues from RAF Leeming MRT who were training in the area. Whilst they were deploying a further call came from other walkers on Scafell Pike to say they'd met up with the lost walker who was then escorted down to Wasdale.

 

82. Lowther Forest - Full Callout - 10:54 Sun 20th Oct 2019

Whilst returning from the previous incident we were called by NWAS about a mountain biker who'd fallen whilst riding in the Lowther Forest Park near Cold Fell and sustained significant injuries. The Great North Air Ambulance was also called. Once on scene the GNAAS crew and team members helped to package the casualty and then carry them to the waiting air ambulance for the trip to hospital.

 

83. Scafell - Full Callout - 14:31 Wed 30th Oct 2019

Team called out for a walker who’d taken a tumble fall in the Red Gill area on Scafell, near Lords Rake, sustaining facial injuries and others bumps + bruises. The walker was helped off the fell down to the Wasdale Head by other walkers who came to his aid. The team met him at Wasdale Head where the walker was assessed by MR Casualty Carers then handed on to NWAS for the journey to hospital.

 

84. Esk Hause - Limited Callout - 19:10 Sat 2nd Nov 2019

The team was called to help a group of three walkers lost descending Scafell Pike. Their location was determined using PhoneFind as below Esk Hause in Upper Eskdale. A group of team members made their way to the casualties' location via Sty Head and escorted them back to Wasdale Head.

 

85. Mitredale - Limited Callout - 18:25 Mon 4th Nov 2019

Team called by Police for two walkers who reported themselves disorientated within Mitredale Forest and in need of assistance. With position information from their phone it was determined they were on one of the forestry tracks near Great Bank and team vehicles were able to recover them back to the road. Incident closed 20:20, 8 WMRT involved,

 

86. Scafell Pike - Limited Callout - 14:57 Wed 6th Nov 2019

The team responded with a Limited Callout to reports of three walkers who were unable to find the main path down off Scafell Pike. Weather conditions and visibility on the summit were challenging. The walkers were located sheltering on the summit by WMRT members and walked back down to Brackenclose carpark.

 

87. Hollowstones, Scafell Pike - Full Callout - 14:55 Sun 10th Nov 2019

After attending the Remembrance Day Memorial on Great Gable, the team were called to reports of a walker with a fractured wrist on the main path below Scafell Pike. Our Casualty Carers assessed and treated the casualty on scene before they were stretchered down to a waiting ambulance.