Fellwalking (winter)

Incident Report #17 2018

Two people reported themselves cragfast on the Great Slab on Bowfell.

In darkness and very poor weather conditions they were located and assisted from the hill. Make no mistake; full winter conditions still prevail on the high fells

This was a difficult and protracted rescue

Man Hours
11 team members for 9 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY247065

Incident Report #16 2018

A man fell on steep frozen ground, coming to rest after 100m metres or more. He sustained serious injuries including a shattered kneecap, and suspected fractured tibia and fibula and wrist. This was a prolonged rescue from a very difficult location, made more difficult by one of the helicopters that came to help suffering a mechanical problem while refuelling at Walney Island
Man Hours
17 team members for 5.5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY250056

Incident Report #13 2018

We were requested to assist Patterdale and Keswick MRTs with an incident where a man was seen to fall and slide out of sight. Poor phone signal meant that further information was hard to come by, so a search to locate both the man and his group was organised. In the meantime, they managed to reunite, with the man luckily having suffered only minor injuries, but they'd struggled to get through on the phone to report this. They were located by LAMRT members in the lower reaches of Tongue Ghyll. The man was assessed and confirmed to have had a lucky escape!
Man Hours
9 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY 340130

Incident Report #127 2017

An Ambleside resident reported seeing someone slip and fall a considerable distance on a snow covered hillside. We were unable to establish whether anyone was injured from the valley bottom, so a couple of team members went to check. Nothing was found. False alarm with good intent
Man Hours
3 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
Location
OS Grid Reference
NY384037