Gt Langdale

Incident Report #94 2011

While winding up the previous incident we were made aware of a second walker, also seperated from his companions around Angle Tarn. Enquiries were being made and a search organised when the man phoned from The Woolpack Inn in Eskdale.
Man Hours
3 team members for 1 hour, plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY245079

Incident Report #93 2011

A woman was reported missing after becoming seperated from her walking partner. An extensive search was organised, with help from Kendal MRT, a number of search dogs and a helicopter from the RAF. She was eventually located, being assisted down by a small group of walkers from Crinkle Crags.
Man Hours
12 team members for 3 hours, plus Kendal MRT, RAF Helicopter, SARDA Lakes
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY282046

Incident Report #89 2011

A woman sustained a dislocated shoulder when she fell near the summit of Crinkle Crags. Team members responded, along with members of Kendal MRT. We got to within 500 metres and were overtaken by the air ambulance. They were able to walk the woman to the aircraft and fly her to hospital. We returned to pur vehicle parked at Three Shires Stone, grateful that a long stretcher carry had been avoided!
Man Hours
10 team members for 3 hours plus Kendal MRT
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY249050

Incident Report #88 2011

We recieved a call that a woman had sustained a lower leg inury near Blea Tarn, Langdale. The report came second hand from a man who had walked past the injured woman, seen her companions struggling to get a mobile phone signal and offered to go to the phone at Old Dungeon Ghyll to get help. When we arrived, it became apparent that the woman had been evacuated by her companions and this was later confirmed by North West Ambulance Service when they were caled to a local hotel to attend to the woman.

Man Hours
9 team members for 1 hour
Incident Type
OS Grid Reference
NY296040

Incident Report #58 1989

The Team received reports of 'flashing lights' on the Band. Upon investigation it turned out to be a group of 5 people benighted because they weren't carrying torches. The 'flashing light' was an electronic camera flash. Rescue teams could well do without this sort of incident; if people carried torches or got themselves off the hill before dark there would be no problem.

Incident Report #57 1989

The Team received reports of 'flashing lights' on the Band. Upon investigation it turned out to be a group of 5 people benighted because they weren't carrying torches. The 'flashing light' was an electronic camera flash. Rescue teams could well do without this sort of incident; if people carried torches or got themselves off the hill before dark there would be no problem.
Incident Type

Incident Report #10 1989

The Team assisted by Kendal M.R.T. and a helicopter from R.A.F. Boulmer went to recover a 15 year old youth who had fallen 10 feet onto a ledge sustaining an ankle injury. It transpired that he was one of two brothers who decided to climb Jack's Rake, half-way up the Rake the elder brother bet £1.00 for the other brother to climb the rock face above the Rake! The challenge was duly taken up and he became 'cragfast' and then fell off onto a ledge. He was very, very lucky not to fall the remaining 300 feet with the inevitable consequences. Experience nil and clothing abysmal.
Incident Type