Dungeon Ghyll

Incident Report #96 2014

A pair of walkers got in to difficulty, initially on the summit of Harrison Stickle. They were unable to locate a safe way off the summit in poor visibility. They were given directions off the top and a small group was sent to meet them because they had no torches and would run out of daylight before they got down. Before they could be located they missed the path again, becoming cragfast on steep ground, with darkness adding to the poor visibility. They were eventually located and evacuated to safe ground.
Man Hours
12 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY2802507200

Incident Report #53 2014

A group descending Dungeon Ghyll allowed their dog to run free and become stuck on steep ground. Group members tried to recover the dog, while others called 999 and asked for assistance. In an attempt to avoid human casualties on this area of steep ground, the team was deployed to recover the dog. We were on route when we were alerted to the fact that the dog had been recovered by a team member who had been climbing in the area. Much loved as your average dog is, you have to question whether it's worth a human life.. especially given the norm were the animal self rescues...

Man Hours
13 team members for 1.5 hours
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NY280729

Incident Report #50 2011

Just on our way home from the previous two incidents when we were requested to assist a man who had fallen in to Dungeon Ghyll. He had tumbled about 5 metres from the path above and sustained injuries to his back, chest, hip and knee. He was treated and with some difficulty, evacuated from the ghyll, to a location from where he could be winched safely by RAF Seaking. We were assisted by Kendal MRT.

Man Hours
13 team members for 4 hours, plus Kendal MRT
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NY290066

Incident Report #1 1993

A young man, climbing a steep rock pitch n the ghyll, fell some 50ft as he tried to place a runner. His friend and belayer very kindly broke his fall. Both sustained nasty head, back and leg injuries and multiple cuts. Both were wearing helmets, one of which was badly damaged. They were stretchered out of the ghyll and then were flown to hospital by RAF Bolumer. Their lives were probably saved by their helmets.
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Incident Report #33 1974

Girl (15), from Reading, suffered a severe asthma attack in Upper Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale. She was treated at the scene by the team doctor and then carried toy the team down the fell, where she was allowed to go back to Y.M.C.A. Lakeside.
Footnote: This school party seemed to be well organised, and it was just unfortunate that this girl had an attack of asthma on the fell. Weather conditions: Intermittent rain, low mist and darkness.

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Incident Report #24 2001

Are you sitting comfortably, because this is a good one!
(I suggest a beer and some crisps as a minimum) We were called to assist a 53-year-old male and a 47-year-old female who where benighted in the area of Harrison Stickle. It seemed a simple matter of finding them, and walking them down. They'd given us a fairly good idea where they were, and finding them wasn't difficult. In fact we located them about 11.30pm. The team members who got to them first were greeted by complaints that they had walked past, despite their shouts.

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