Gt Langdale

Incident Report #37 2012

A man was reported as having been found cold and unable to move. The team was called, and was on route when a phone conversation with the informant assured us that she had warmed him up sufficiently to get him moving and was confident that she could get him down without our help. Team members were stood down and their situation was monitored until they were safely down. In an earlier, similar incident, ther progress of a group of 7 was monitored until they were also safely off the hill.

Man Hours
11 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY271042

Incident Report #36 2012

A man was reported as having fallen from Jack's Rake while climbing it with a group of friends. The team attended, along with an air ambulance. The air ambulance paramedic located the man and confirmed that he had died. Some team members were airlifted to near the site, while others made thier way up on foot. The man's body was recovered. An RAF SAR helicopter was also on-route, but turned back once it was established it couldn't help. The rescue was carried out in very wet weather and we were assisted by Kendal MRT
Man Hours
18 team members for 5 hours, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285079

Incident Report #85 1994

The team were called to a group of boy scouts as one of them had bruised his knee. The message received was "If they cannot come tonight, can they come in the morning". Two members went to the scene, no help was required, but to top off the situation they asked if we could run them back to Keswick. One had to bite one's lip and check the diary for appointments!!
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Incident Report #44 2008

While trying to work out whom, if anyone, was missing from the previous incident, we were notified of a second missing pair, unrelated to the first group. This time we managed to speak to them quickly, having worked out where they were, and were able to direct them to within sight of Stickle Tarn, from where they were able to locate a way down
Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type

Incident Report #26 1970

Two men (one a priest) aged 29 and 21 years, fell a considerable distance whilst climbing on Pavey Ark. the priest suffered leg, hand and facial injuries and his companion rib and thigh injuries. The team on this occasion was assisted by the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team. Both the injured were brought down by stretcher and conveyed to the County Hospital, Kendal.

Incident Type

Incident Report #16 2012

An experienced paraglider suffered a nasty fracture to his lower leg when he hit the ground on take-off high on Pike O'Blisco. His equipment re-inflated and allowed him to fly to the valley bottom where he landed in much pain. He was treated for his injuries and evacuated by air ambulance.
Man Hours
9 team members for 2 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY269066

Incident Report #9 2012

A man suffered an ankle injury while out walking with friends. He was treated and evacuated by team vehicle, the intention being to transfer him to hospital, however the weather conspired to make that very difficult. Roads were blocked by traffic stuck in snow. Eventually he was assessed by a team doctor, and taken home, with instructions to go to hospital the following day if there was a problem.

Man Hours
11 team members for 3 hours, plus 1 member of Bowland Pennine MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY345045

Incident Report #6 2012

A lone male was found in a state of collapse and hypothermic at Three Tarns at dusk by a goup of 5. They stopped to help him and raised the alarm. The team was dispatched and an SAR helicpter was requested to assist. The helicopter arrived just in advance of the first team members and the man was assisted to the helicopter and flown to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle for treament.

Man Hours
15 team members for 3 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY249061

Incident Report #96 2011

A man was reported overdue after seperating from his walking companions at Esk Hause to take a different route back to Langdale. He was reported overdue when it went dark and he hadn't returned. It was known that he had no torch and would most likely have stopped moving at this point. A search was being organised when he turned up, having been aided by another walker who had found him and helped him down

Man Hours
2 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY285062

Incident Report #95 2011

And another... a couple were reported making very slow progress descending the Rossett Ghyll path... There was concern that they wouldn't make it down before dark. A quick search was organised, followed by a slightly more extensive one, focused on some rough ground around where the abruptly changed direction. Nothing was found, so it was assumed the couple made it out before dark and somehow evaded us....
Man Hours
7 team members for 1.5 hours
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY250071